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ERIC Number: EJ916176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Development of a Scale to Measure Residents' Psychological Empowerment in Chinese Urban Community
Wang, Qi; Chen, Xiaojuan; Chen, Yongsheng
Journal of Community Psychology, v39 n2 p202-211 Mar 2011
The present study combined the literature analysis with the empirical study and proposed a Chinese local conception of psychological empowerment, which was defined as a process of personality-oriented, self-motivated, and proactive control with the aim of community members' citizen participation. Its basic dimension comprised an inclination to criticize based on change, the self-evaluation for participatory competence, and the proactive control of participatory motivation. A Chinese Urban Citizens' Psychological Empowerment (CUCPE) Scale was developed and two pretest studies were conducted to refine the scale. The final investigation showed that the CUCPE Scale had good reliabilities and validities. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China