Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
Previous research and opinion suggested that community psychology had not realized its 1960’s commitment to primary prevention. This thesis employs theoretically-oriented content analysis to investigate the extent of the specialization’s commitment to this issue as reflected in research published in three journals: American Journal of Community Psychology (1973-1978), Journal of Community Psychology (1976), Community Mental Health Journal (1966, 1976). The data suggests that approximately 50% of this periodical literature focuses on some aspect of primary prevention. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Comeau, Catherine, "The Extent of Primary Prevention Research in the Community Psychology Literature: A Content Analysis" (1979). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1509.