Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VI by Heidi Elaine Attwood (auth.), M. Joseph Sirgy, Rhonda

By Heidi Elaine Attwood (auth.), M. Joseph Sirgy, Rhonda Phillips, Don Rahtz (eds.)

This publication is the 6th in a sequence protecting wager practices in neighborhood quality-of-life (QOL) signs. The situations during this quantity describe groups that experience introduced their very own group symptoms courses. parts which are integrated within the descriptions are the historical past of the neighborhood signs paintings in the goal quarter, the making plans of neighborhood symptoms, the particular signs that have been chosen, the knowledge assortment technique, the reporting of the implications, and using the indications to steer neighborhood improvement judgements and public coverage. ​

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Despite this recognition that the results may reflect unexpected reasons for quality-of-life change, our conception behind providing an empowering space for participants to engage with the field team and with each other was aimed at increasing their confidence and motivation so that they could learn to use computers and make use of computer skills and access to improve their lives. Thus, while empowerment of participants was a clear goal, improvement in quality-of-life due to computer use, was expected.

KhanyaF20 stated that “To talk about your future plan makes a person not to give up”. Some participants had clear goals in their minds when doing this exercise, while others said they had never made goals before. “I feel it was a good thing because it led me to actually see what I have in my mind and gave me an idea to think more about what I want in my life” (KethaF21). In 2010, most participants felt that the process of considering their life goals was beneficial to them. “I felt good after discussing my goals…..

At the moment we are abstaining until we do a test. ” The spread of CLIQ activities over a period of time was thus an important contributor to the goal of empowerment, as this allowed time for participant reflection. Interactions with CLIQ Staff A number of participants derived motivation and a sense of empowerment from their interaction with CLIQ fieldworkers. “Yes, they opened my mind and eyes on many things. Now I know that I can be anything I want to be” (CelenkosiniM27). “I did not believe that people could come all the way just to give us free lessons on the computer” (MilliM19).

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