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Rethinking measures of psychological agency: a study on the urban fringe of Bamako

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Attempts to measure psychological agency have drawn on social psychology scholarship. Nonetheless, it is well documented that the Euro/American psychology paradigm is challenged by its tendency to universalise its theories. This raises a challenge for development scholars trying to measure the psychological domain; especially regarding understanding what the psychological domain may mean to people outside the Western liberal tradition. We examine the use of theoretical measures of psychologic...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00220388.2017.1414187

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Smith School
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Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
8
Pages:
1284-1302
Publication date:
2017-12-27
Acceptance date:
2017-07-25
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EISSN:
1743-9140
ISSN:
0022-0388
Pubs id:
pubs:735220
URN:
uri:07af3ad7-73a0-4f0f-a9f6-900a36b78916
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uuid:07af3ad7-73a0-4f0f-a9f6-900a36b78916
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pubs:735220

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