Differences in individual empowerment outcomes of socially disadvantaged women: effects of mode of participation and structural changes in a physical activity promotion program

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Röger U, Rütten A, Frahsa A, Abu-Omar K, Morgan A
Journal: International journal of public health
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2011
Journal issue: 56
Pages range: 465-473
ISSN: 1661-8556
Language: English


Abstract


Objectives




This study explored the differences in individual empowerment outcomes of a group of socially disadvantaged women participating in physical activity promotion. The outcomes observed were assessed in the context of the women’s mode of participation and the structural organizational and community level changes, which took place during the implementation of the program.



Methods



Fifteen semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Two groups of women participated in the interviews—those involved in the whole process of planning, implementation and evaluation of the program and those who took part in the program activities.



Results



Individual empowerment outcomes were achieved for all those interviewed, although those participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program achieved the greatest. A number of organizational and community level processes were also identified that supported the individual empowerment of those taking part.



Conclusions



This study supports the use of multilevel empowerment approaches to health as they help to identify the ideal characteristics that organizations and communities should possess and the potential structural changes required to support individual empowerment.



 



 



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Abu-Omar, Karim PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft
Frahsa, Annika Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft
Rütten, Alfred Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft


How to cite

APA:
Röger, U., Rütten, A., Frahsa, A., Abu-Omar, K., & Morgan, A. (2011). Differences in individual empowerment outcomes of socially disadvantaged women: effects of mode of participation and structural changes in a physical activity promotion program. International journal of public health, 56, 465-473. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-010-0214-8

MLA:
Röger, Ulrike, et al. "Differences in individual empowerment outcomes of socially disadvantaged women: effects of mode of participation and structural changes in a physical activity promotion program." International journal of public health 56 (2011): 465-473.

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