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Measure: Neighborhood Collective Efficacy - Community Cohesion and Informal Social Control   #210800

Definition:

This measure is a questionnaire to assess the mutual trust and shared expectations among neighbors.

Purpose:

This measure can be used to determine how the neighborhood or community context modifies disease risk, prevalence, and severity. Collective efficacy includes the following: social cohesion, the relationships between neighbors and informal social control, community pressure for norms and laws, and other factors that can influence health-related behaviors or access to health care. Research has documented effects of neighborhood collective efficacy on obesity in children and adolescents (Cohen, Finch, Bower, & Sastry, 2006), sexual risk behavior among adolescents (Browning et al., 2008), and adult asthma (Cagney and Browning, 2007; Cagney et al., 2007), among others.

Protocols:

Essential Measures

Current Age
Gender
Related Measures

Healthy Food Environments
Neighborhood Safety
Collections

Neighborhood

Keywords:

Social environments, collective efficacy, social cohesion, informal social control, neighborhood, community, Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, PHDCN, Community Survey

Measure Release Date: May 31, 2016

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