Organizational characteristics of empowering community settings: A multiple case study approach

  title={Organizational characteristics of empowering community settings: A multiple case study approach},
  author={Kenneth I. Maton and Deborah A. Salem},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  • K. Maton, D. Salem
  • Published 1 October 1995
  • Education
  • American Journal of Community Psychology
Although empowerment is often cited as a major guiding construct for community psychology, relatively little is known about the characteristics of empowering community settings. The current paper uses a multiple case study methodology to generate a number of key organizational characteristics of empowering community settings to guide future work in the area. In-depth, multilevel, longitudinal research was conducted on three empowering community settings: a religious fellowship, a mutual help… 

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