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Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)


The survey, conducted at District Advisory Council meetings in each of 10 neighborhood districts designated as "Senior Centrals" by the San Francisco Commission on the Aging, measured senior consumers' perceptions of their organizationally-mediated and personal empowerment as participants in the Senior Central process. The survey also examined differences in organizationally-mediated empowerment and perceptions of power according to gender, age group, and whether or not English was a respondent's primary language.

The main findings indicated a statistically significant correlation between organizationally-mediated empowerment and perception of power in the Senior Central process. However, no statistically significant differences were noted according to gender, age group or whether or not English was the respondent's primary language.