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Citizen participation, perceived control, and psychological empowerment

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This paper is based on the first author's dissertation, presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the University of Illinois. The thesis committee was chaired by the second author. We are grateful to Professors Gerald Clore, Edward Diener, Thom Moore, and Klaus Witz for their thoughtful guidance. Thanks is also extended to Karen Decker, Greg Hendricks, and Mary Poleck for their help in collecting and analyzing the data; to Sharon Medlock for friendship and support services; and to those members of community organizations who were willing to participate in the research. Portions of this work were supported by grant number MH37390 from the National Institute of Mental Health. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of OTA or its Technology Assessment Board.