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ERIC Number: EJ916171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Content and Method Trends in the "Journal of Community Psychology" between 2003 and 2007
Graham, Tanya M.; Ismail, Tasneem
Journal of Community Psychology, v39 n2 p121-135 Mar 2011
Ongoing inquiry into the characteristics of published work and its synergy with community psychology's core principles is an important reflexive endeavour in the field's continuing development. This study examined topic and method trends within the "Journal of Community Psychology" during a 5-year period (January 2003-December 2007). Content analyses were conducted on published abstracts during this period (N=242). Most articles were "empirical" studies (61.2%) and most used a "positivist" methodology (53.7%). Samples mainly comprised "adults" and were mixed in terms of "gender" and "ethnic/religious" affiliation. The most frequent topics were "mental health and mental illness" (33.5%), "sense of community and social support" (24.4%), and "dynamics of social exclusion" (22.7%). A large proportion of special issues was also noted. These results illustrate contemporary trends in community psychology and suggest that critical and participatory methods as well as socially transformative epistemologies continue to be under-represented within the field. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States