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Towards a Conceptual Framework for Socio-cognitive Empowerment: Lessons from Intervention Research with Women in Iran
Allameh Tabatabai Univ, Fac Social Sci, Dept Social Work, Tehran, Iran.;Univ Social Welf & Rehabil Sci, Dept Social Work, Tehran 1985713834, Iran..
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2015 (English)In: Clinical social work journal, ISSN 0091-1674, E-ISSN 1573-3343, Vol. 43, no 4, 375-387 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

This study set out to construct a conceptual framework for social work with women in Iran, where women are limited in their access to resources, which negatively affects their decision-making capacity. We used a qualitative secondary analysis of data from two intervention projects among Iranian women (n = 25). Each intervention spanned 7 months and included individual and group sessions as well as learning Rahyab, an empowerment-oriented problem-solving model. Practical lessons from the Iranian projects highlight a process of change with regard to thinking, feeling and acting among women during and after the intervention. It is hoped that the conceptual framework and the empowerment-oriented problem-solving model used in these projects can be used in similar societies.

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2015. Vol. 43, no 4, 375-387 p.
Keyword [en]
Women, Iran, Intervention research, Empowerment, Problem-solving, Rahyab
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Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40684DOI: 10.1007/s10615-015-0518-5ISI: 000363957400004OAI: diva2:906601
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2016-02-24Bibliographically approved

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