An attempt was made to confirm the validity of citizen judgments of the utility of community interventions by establishing that such judgments are related to (a) process outcome measures, (b) community need for the intervention, and (c) the amount of change agent support provided. A stepwise‐multiple regression analysis of data collected in four rural school districts employing the same community change intervention found that citizen judgments were unrelated to these three factors. The inability to identify empirical correlates of citizen judgments of intervention utility casts doubt on the meaningfulness of such judgments as a criterion of intervention impact.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Community Psychology|
|State||Published - 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology