One Size Fits All Partnerships? What Explains Community Partnership Leadership Skills?

El Ansari, Walid, Oskrochi, Reza and Phillips, Ceri J (2010) One Size Fits All Partnerships? What Explains Community Partnership Leadership Skills? Health Promotion Practice, 11 (4). pp. 501-514. doi:10.1177/1524839908318289

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The authors evaluated W. K. Kellogg-funded Community Partnerships (CPs) between academic, health service, and community partners in South Africa. Stakeholders (N = 668 respondents) completed questionnaires to explore the operational, functional and organisational factors that contribute to members’ perceptions of the skills of their CPs’ leadership. Ten factors accounted for 53% of leadership skills across five participating CPs and six stakeholder groups. Each CP displayed its unique footprint of factors that accounted for its leadership levels. Similarly, each stakeholder group had its unique signature of factors that were associated with its leadership. Two factors (communication mechanisms and operational understanding) accounted for more than 25% of leadership skills; management capabilities and participation benefits accounted for 4% and 3%; and effectiveness, benefits to difficulties ratio of being a member, engagement in education, flow of information and sense of ownership accounted for 2% to 3% each. Attention to these and other factors is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Robin Thornett
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 14:31
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:10

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