Sklarwitz, Sherri (2017, July). Assessing global citizenship attitudes with Q methodology. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 41(3), 171-182. (Link:

Abstract: This paper discusses the process of designing a quantitative measure of student beliefs and attitudes about social responsibility, global competence, and global civic engagement. First, it includes an overview of the development of a global citizenship Q-sort, the tool used in Q methodology, for assessment. Second, it involves an explanation of the validation process of the Q-sort in three phases to include feedback from scholars in the field, high school teachers, and high school students. Finally, it discusses implications that using this tool can have for researchers analyzing global citizenship coursework and for teachers implementing this coursework.

Sherri Sklarwitz <> is in the Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University, Medford, MA (USA).