School Community, Climate and Culture SIG 104
School Community, Climate and Culture SIG 104
SC3 SIG Purpose

The School Community, Climate, and Culture (SC3) Special Interest Group (SIG) was established in 1994. The purpose of the SIG is to disseminate research on school community, climate, and culture and to provide a venue for the research collaboration of its members.


School community, climate, and culture research spans academic disciplines. So which academic journals publish work on these topics? We conducted a scan of peer-reviewed publications in journals with impact factors with "school climate" in the title from the past three years (2019 until present) on Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). The following 26 journals with impact factors all published at least one article with "school climate" in the title during this period:

  • Applied Developmental Science
  • Asia Pacific Education Review
  • Developmental Science
  • Education and Urban Society
  • Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Educational Psychology
  • Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
  • Intercultural Education
  • International Journal of Emotional Education
  • Intervention in School and Clinic
  • Journal of Educational Administration
  • Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Journal of School Health
  • Journal of School Violence
  • Leadership and Policy in the Schools
  • Learning Environments Research
  • Problems of Education in the 21st Century
  • Psychology in the Schools
  • Race, Ethnicity and Education
  • Remedial and Special Education
  • Scandinavian Journal Educational Research
  • School Mental Health
  • School Psychology
  • School Psychology Review
  • Social Psychology of Education
  • Youth and Society

SC3 SIG Awards

The SC3 SIG is now accepting applications for the 2024 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Field of School Climate. The call for applications can be found here. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 2, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Past winners of the award can be found here.

S3C SIG Bylaws

A PDF version of the SC3 SIG bylaws can be found by clicking here.