The relationship between social cohesion and empowerment: support and new implications for theory.

@article{Speer2001TheRB,
  title={The relationship between social cohesion and empowerment: support and new implications for theory.},
  author={Paul W. Speer and Carl B. Jackson and N. Andrew Peterson},
  journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={716-32}
}
Empowerment theory represents an expansive view of individual and collective behavior that includes the active participation of individuals and groups in altering and shaping the socioenvironmental context. Critical to health educators are local interventions that yield participation of community members and empowerment for participants. The concept of social cohesion embraces participation but expands this behavioral emphasis to incorporate notions of trust, connectedness, and civic engagement… CONTINUE READING

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