The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners' Values.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      agency
      business owners
      rural development
      social psychology
      values
    • Abstract:
      Rural development refers to diverse attempts being made to address the problems of rural communities. In Finland, rural development leans heavily on entrepreneurship and small business development. Rural development processes have a strong social psychological component that entails that psychological knowledge is crucial for rural development agents. Nevertheless, psychological knowledge has also been criticised for simplifying highly complex development processes and overstating the role of internal psychological factors. In this paper, we argue that, regarding the relevance and utility of psychological knowledge, the question is not only how extensively different factors are taken into account but also how knowledge about psychological factors is read and interpreted. In this paper, we focus on Finnish rural business owners' values and demonstrate that value survey data can be read from two different social psychological perspectives: those of substantialism and relationalism. Although data and the conducted analyses are kept constant, the two readings produce differing types of knowledge of rural business owners' values; one reveals what business owners 'truly' are like and the other informs how to best communicate with business owners. Both readings are potentially useful for rural development work. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland
      2Finnish Association on Intellectual and Development Disabilities, Helsinki Finland
    • ISSN:
      1052-9284
    • Accession Number:
      10.1002/casp.2290
    • Accession Number:
      119477537
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NISKA, M.; VESALA, H. T.; VESALA, K. M. The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, [s. l.], v. 26, n. 6, p. 581–595, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Niska M, Vesala HT, Vesala KM. The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 2016;26(6):581-595. doi:10.1002/casp.2290.
    • APA:
      Niska, M., Vesala, H. T., & Vesala, K. M. (2016). The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 26(6), 581–595. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2290
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Niska, Miira, Hannu T. Vesala, and Kari Mikko Vesala. 2016. “The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values.” Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 26 (6): 581–95. doi:10.1002/casp.2290.
    • Harvard:
      Niska, M., Vesala, H. T. and Vesala, K. M. (2016) ‘The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values’, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 26(6), pp. 581–595. doi: 10.1002/casp.2290.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Niska, M, Vesala, HT & Vesala, KM 2016, ‘The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values’, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 581–595, viewed 22 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Niska, Miira, et al. “The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values.” Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, vol. 26, no. 6, Nov. 2016, pp. 581–595. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1002/casp.2290.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Niska, Miira, Hannu T. Vesala, and Kari Mikko Vesala. “The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values.” Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 26, no. 6 (November 2016): 581–95. doi:10.1002/casp.2290.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Niska M, Vesala HT, Vesala KM. The Use of Social Psychology in Rural Development? Two Readings of Rural Business Owners’ Values. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology [Internet]. 2016 Nov [cited 2019 Aug 22];26(6):581–95. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=119477537&custid=s8280428