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ERIC Number: EJ958170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Homogeneity in Community-Based Rape Prevention Programs: Empirical Evidence of Institutional Isomorphism
Townsend, Stephanie M.; Campbell, Rebecca
Journal of Community Psychology, v35 n3 p367-382 Apr 2007
This study examined the practices of 24 community-based rape prevention programs. Although these programs were geographically dispersed throughout one state, they were remarkably similar in their approach to rape prevention programming. DiMaggio and Powell's (1991) theory of institutional isomorphism was used to explain the underlying causes of the homogeneity among the programs. Qualitative data indicate that the mimetic, normative, and coercive contextual factors pushed the programs into homogeneity. Implications for community psychology and organizational theory will be discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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