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Urban V. Rural: Measuring Collective Efficacy in Two Different Populations

Julie Abril

Abstract
The concept of community collective efficacy suggests that people who share the same
values will come together to solve community-level problems. In this paper, I explore the
possibility that residents of a rural area may differently perceive accepted social values than
people who reside in an urban area. This idea is further explored when I examine the
common measures of community collective efficacy and how they are related to reporting
violent victimization between different ethnic groups located in a rural area.

Key Words: Urban, Rural, Community Collective Efficacy, Native American Indians