Authors

Neil BoydFollow

Title

A ten-year retrospective of organization studies in community psychology: Content, theory, and impact

Publication Date

Spring 2014

Journal

Journal of Community Psychology

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

237

Last Page

254

Abstract

This article examines if the organization studies literature has grown in community psychology since the publication of Boyd & Angelique’s call for an increased focus on the topic in 2002. The present study explores how the literature has changed through the use of a meta-analytic review of the American Journal of Community Psychology and the Journal of Community Psychology from 2001 to 2011. Findings show that organization-related content has significantly grown in the past decade. This is especially true in relation to research conducted in organizational settings and the importation of organization concepts to the community psychology literature. Moreover, organization theory has expanded in the literature, but its overall use remains relatively limited. Preliminary data is also presented which shows how community psychologists have recently interfaced with organization researchers. The findings have important implications for both practice and scholarship in the field of community psychology.

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