Bread and roses, shelter and community : psychological sense of community for single mothers in housing

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dc.contributor.advisor Pretty, Grace
dc.creator Swainson, Pamela C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:33Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.other HV700.5 S92 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22156
dc.description vi, 61 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 53-61).
dc.description.abstract The relationship between empowerment and sense of community was explored by investigating how they are related to the degree of self-management and problem-solving available in different forms of housing. One hundred and one single mothers from public housing, co-op housing, and private rental units completed the Sense of Community Index (SCI) the Personal Power (PP) Scale, and the Masculinity Scale of the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Analysis of covariance indicated sense of community was significantly higher for co-op residents even when education levels, age, income, length of residency, expected length of residency and level of participation in neighbourhood organizations were controlled statistically. Implications for development of housing forms that facilitate sense of community are discussed.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV700.5
dc.subject.lcsh Single mothers -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Unmarried mothers -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Single mothers -- Housing -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Single mothers -- Social conditions -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.title Bread and roses, shelter and community : psychological sense of community for single mothers in housing
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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