Community Collective Efficacy: Structure and Consequences of Perceived Capacities in the Blacksburg Electronic Village
36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
John M. Carroll , Virginia Tech
Debbie Denise Reese , Virginia Tech
Bandura?s social cognitive construct "perceived self-efficacy" has been used widely to understand individual behavior as a function of domain-specific beliefs about personal capacities. Collective efficacy is the extension of the self-efficacy construct to organizations and groups; it refers to beliefs about collective capacities in specific domains. Our research is investigating the use of collective efficacy in understanding attitudes and behaviors of members of proximal residential communities with respect to issues like attachment, engagement, and sociality, specifically as modulated by use of the Internet and community networks. This paper describes our analysis of the structure and external validity of the collective efficacy construct.
J. M. Carroll and D. D. Reese, "Community Collective Efficacy: Structure and Consequences of Perceived Capacities in the Blacksburg Electronic Village," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2003, pp. 222a.