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Community Prevention Collaboration Scale

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The Prevention Collaboration Scale measures by nine items based on a review of the community coalition literature as indicators of successful coalition collaboration. For this scale, prevention collaboration is defined as a set of activities that relate to the shared efforts of organizations, agencies, or groups and individuals within a community to prevent youth health and behavior problems. This definition of prevention collaboration is based on a process that collaborative partnerships undertake in fostering community change, which includes elements of networking (i.e., information exchange), coordination (i.e., altering activities), and cooperation (i.e., resource sharing) with "a willingness to enhance the capacity of another for mutual benefit and a common purpose." This conceptualization rests upon the assumptions of within-community interdependence, collective responsibility, and joint ownership, as well as the belief that collaboration is an emergent process fostered by institutionalized structures.

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  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science
  • Engage community partners in your scientific team

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  • Collaboration

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prevention collaboration, community partners, collaborative partnerships, community, coalition, collaboration

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Response options are measured on a 4-point Likert scale fro strongly disagree to strongly agree.

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see Brown, EC, Hawkins, JD, Arthur, MW, Abbott, RD, & Van Horn, ML (2008). Multilevel analysis of a measure of community prevention collaboration. American Journal of Community Psychology, 41, 115-126.

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Resource created by Janet Okamoto on 3/23/2011 3:43:58 PM.

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