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Volume 6 Issue 3 (August 1996), Pages fmi-fmi, 157-231

Mechanisms of Empowerment: Psychological Processes for Members of Power‐based Community Organizations (pages 177-187)

Abstract

The paper reports a study of participatory experiences among members of power‐based community organizations. A path model of psychological empowerment was tested. Perceived relational characteristics of the community organization were hypothesized as exogenous to participation, perceived organizational power and psychological empowerment. An alternative model was reproduced with the strongest relationships between perceived organizational intimacy and psychological empowerment and an inverse relationship between perceived organizational regulation and perceptions of organizational power.

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