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ERIC Number: EJ827809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Empowering Organizations: Approaches to Tobacco Control through Youth Empowerment Programs
LeRoy, Lisa; Benet, Dana Jones; Mason, Theresa; Austin, W. David; Mills, Sherry
Health Education & Behavior, v31 n5 p577-596 2004
Whereas most evaluations of youth empowerment focus on individual outcomes (i.e., were individual youths empowered?), this article focuses on the program as the unit of analysis and seeks to explain how organizational structures, program design features, and processes lead to organizational empowerment (OE). OE is defined as organizational efforts that generate psychological empowerment among members and organizational effectiveness needed for goal achievement. Case studies of five American Legacy Foundation-funded tobacco control youth empowerment programs were conducted during the first 2 years of implementation. Using an OE framework, the authors assessed program design features of the youth empowerment programs that contributed to or detracted from processes leading to OE. Comparing and contrasting the programs led to the identification of models and strategies that contribute to OE. Ecological influences of the state contexts (i.e., political climate, history of tobacco control, and public health infrastructure) were also examined. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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