Community leadership

Domain: 
Democratic and engaged communities
Sub-Domain: 
Citizen engagement
Measure: 
Percentage of survey respondents who are agree or strongly agree they can identify local community leaders they can trust
Rationale: 
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Leadership is integral to community resilience whether it is formal or informal. Good leaders are trusted and have the capacity to adapt their style to achieve shared community goals and changing environments (Hegney et al., 2008). Community leaders can be associated with membership of community organisations and local groups and/or are easily identified by other community members. This is an important resource in a disaster context

Data Source: 
Resilience Profiles Survey 2011
References: 
Hegney, D., Ross, H., Baker, P., Rogers-Clark, C., King, C., Buikstra, E., Watson-Luke, A., McLachlan, K., & Stallard, L.(2008). Building Resilience in Rural Communities Toolkit. Toowoomba, Queensland: The University of Queensland & University of Southern Queensland.
Survey Questions: 
39. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement?; There are local community leaders I can trust.; Strongly agree; Agree; Neither agree nor disagree; Disagree; Strongly disagree


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