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Measure: Neighborhood Collective Efficacy - Community Cohesion and Informal Social Control   #210800


This measure is a questionnaire to assess the mutual trust and shared expectations among neighbors.


This measure can be used to determine how the neighborhood or community context modifies disease risk, prevalence, and severity. Collective efficacy includes the following: social cohesion, the relationships between neighbors and informal social control, community pressure for norms and laws, and other factors that can influence health-related behaviors or access to health care. Research has documented effects of neighborhood collective efficacy on obesity in children and adolescents (Cohen, Finch, Bower, & Sastry, 2006), sexual risk behavior among adolescents (Browning et al., 2008), and adult asthma (Cagney and Browning, 2007; Cagney et al., 2007), among others.


Essential Measures

Current Age
Related Measures

Healthy Food Environments
Neighborhood Safety



Social environments, collective efficacy, social cohesion, informal social control, neighborhood, community, Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, PHDCN, Community Survey

Measure Release Date: May 31, 2016

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