Empowerment theory, research, and application

Perkins, D.D. and Zimmerman, M.A. (1995) Empowerment theory, research, and application. American Journal of Community Psychology, 23 (5). pp. 569-579.

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This introduction to the special issue briefly reviews the meaning and significance of the empowerment concept and problems associated with the proliferation of interest in empowerment. We identify some of the topics not included in this issue and relate those to the many broad and diverse areas of psychological empowerment theory and community-based research and intervention that are covered. We present synopses of each article along with some of the themes and lessons cutting across the frameworks, studies, and applications These include a wide diversity of settings, fairly representative of empowerment interventions and, at the same time, improved clarity (if not unanimity) of definitions and measurement, which has been a problem in much empowerment research and intervention.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:empowerment, community psychology
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Subjects:Research methods > Theory
Social well-being
Psychological well-being
Community-well being
ID Code:131
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