This paper reports on the first comprehensive study of self-help groups in Hong Kong. Initial findings from the quantative and qualitative data suggest that self-help group participation has an impact on intrapersonal, interpersonal and community/political empowerment. Based on existing data, this study has resulted in the development of a hypothetical model encompassing the interrelationships among self-help group participation, social support, social learning, leadership and empowerment, for testing in future research.
"Self-help Group Participation and Empowerment in Hong Kong,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 31
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol31/iss3/9