Empirical investigation of community empowerment and sustainable development: quantitatively improving qualitative model

Empirical investigation of community empowerment and sustainable development: quantitatively... Community empowerment and sustainable development reforms, with its emphasis on rewarding quality and cutting costs, could change the landscape of how rural communities can achieve the quality of life in the developing countries like Pakistan. The paper explores the relationship between community empowerment, sense of community and sustainability of community-driven (CD) projects. Starting from the experience of CD organizations (i.e. the Citizen Community Boards in Pakistan), the paper attempts to answer two questions: (i) is there a relationship between community empowerment and project sustainability; (ii) is this relationship between community empowerment and project sustainability mitigated by the sense of community? and (iii) to determine the impact of community empowerment through the moderating role of sense of community on sustainability of CD projects. Furthermore, paper elaborates on the concepts of “community empowerment”, “sustainability” and “sense of community”. A hierarchical regression analysis is used to test the relationship between community empowerment and sustainability of CD projects. This analysis highlights the central role of the sense of community in mitigating the relationship between community empowerment and sustainability. Community empowerment is significantly related to the sense of community and helping communities in improving the quality of their lives. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Empirical investigation of community empowerment and sustainable development: quantitatively improving qualitative model

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-014-0014-y
Publisher site
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Abstract

Community empowerment and sustainable development reforms, with its emphasis on rewarding quality and cutting costs, could change the landscape of how rural communities can achieve the quality of life in the developing countries like Pakistan. The paper explores the relationship between community empowerment, sense of community and sustainability of community-driven (CD) projects. Starting from the experience of CD organizations (i.e. the Citizen Community Boards in Pakistan), the paper attempts to answer two questions: (i) is there a relationship between community empowerment and project sustainability; (ii) is this relationship between community empowerment and project sustainability mitigated by the sense of community? and (iii) to determine the impact of community empowerment through the moderating role of sense of community on sustainability of CD projects. Furthermore, paper elaborates on the concepts of “community empowerment”, “sustainability” and “sense of community”. A hierarchical regression analysis is used to test the relationship between community empowerment and sustainability of CD projects. This analysis highlights the central role of the sense of community in mitigating the relationship between community empowerment and sustainability. Community empowerment is significantly related to the sense of community and helping communities in improving the quality of their lives.

Journal

Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 8, 2014

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