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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (2) : 251-263     DOI:
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A Commentary of the Research on Collective Efficacy in Public Sphere
(1 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China)
(2 Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 10039, China)
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Abstract  Collective efficacy in public sphere is defined as a sense of collective belief and anticipation through shared mutual trust and social cohesion among residents when coordinating and integrating their resources in concentrated endeavors to specific situational goals. There are a lot of peculiar methods of measurement and consequences of collective efficacy in public sphere. The antecedent variables of collective efficacy include social identification, socioeconomic status and social participation. The consequences and impacts of collective efficacy can be divided into three fields: public safety, political behavior and public health. At last, the paper pointed out four prospects for the future research.
Keywords collective efficacy      antecedent variables      public sphere      collective action     
Corresponding Authors: WANG Er-Ping   
Issue Date: 15 February 2011
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ZHENG Yu,WANG Er-Ping. A Commentary of the Research on Collective Efficacy in Public Sphere[J]. , 2011, 19(2): 251-263.
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