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Examining Kouzes and Posner's five leadership practices in statewide mental health consumer advocacy networks: A multi-site descriptive survey study


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Until now, little has been done to explore leadership practices of consumers leading the development of statewide mental health consumer advocacy networks or the importance of consumer leadership itself. Examined in this research was the use of five exemplary leadership practices among statewide consumer network leaders involved in system transformation and social change. This multi-site descriptive survey study showed that leadership practices known to positively influence others have been used by leaders of emerging and established statewide mental health consumer advocacy networks across the United States. Application of these exemplary leadership practices builds leadership credibility needed to strengthen statewide networks. Mental health consumer advocacy networks enhance people's lives through self-help activities. Survey results and personal narratives have illustrated that leaders of statewide consumer networks have similarities and strengths, as well as areas to improve, in their use of the five practices of modeling, inspiring, challenging, enabling, and encouraging. This research has contributed to the limited body of knowledge on leadership practices of statewide mental health consumer advocacy network leaders, has built upon the works of others in self-help advocacy and leadership, and has provided direction for strengthening the development of emerging and established statewide consumer networks and other similar groups.

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Subject
Mental health;
Social work;
Management;
Psychotherapy
Classification
0347: Mental health
0452: Social work
0454: Management
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Psychology; Advocacy; Advocacy networks; Consumer advocacy; Consumer networks; Leadership; Leadership practices; Mental health; Mental health consumer advocacy; Recovery; Self help
Title
Examining Kouzes and Posner's five leadership practices in statewide mental health consumer advocacy networks: A multi-site descriptive survey study
Author
Muscari, Kathy D.
Number of pages
154
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 68/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549223436
Advisor
Darland, John
Committee member
Kavanaugh, Frank; Markos, Laura
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Human Services
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3278156
ProQuest document ID
304722602
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304722602
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