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Sense of community: A definition and theory

Sense of community: A definition and theory For several years many of us at Peabody College have participated in the evolution of a theory of community, the first conceptualization of which was presented in a working paper (McMillan, 1976) of the Center for Community Studies. To support the proposed definition, McMillan focused on the literature on group cohesiveness, and we build here on that original definition. This article attempts to describe the dynamics of the sense‐of‐community force — to identify the various elements in the force and to describe the process by which these elements work together to produce the experience of sense of community. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Community Psychology Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0090-4392
eISSN
1520-6629
DOI
10.1002/1520-6629(198601)14:1<6::AID-JCOP2290140103>3.0.CO;2-I
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Abstract

For several years many of us at Peabody College have participated in the evolution of a theory of community, the first conceptualization of which was presented in a working paper (McMillan, 1976) of the Center for Community Studies. To support the proposed definition, McMillan focused on the literature on group cohesiveness, and we build here on that original definition. This article attempts to describe the dynamics of the sense‐of‐community force — to identify the various elements in the force and to describe the process by which these elements work together to produce the experience of sense of community.

Journal

Journal of Community PsychologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1986

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