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ERIC Number: ED063181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 139
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Politicization, Political Efficacy, and Belligerence: A Comparison of American High School and College Students.
Evans, James W.
The theoretical model upon which this study is based indicates that a person's degree of politication and political efficacy depend upon: a) each other; b) where that person falls on socioeconomic and education scales; c) sex; and, d) race. A person's degree of belligerance (extent of reliance on force, threats, power, etc.) depends similarly on these factors. Methodology used for investigating these relationships among youth involved a survey, using questionnaires and response scales, of a random sample of high school and college students. Descriptive and inferential statistical procedures were used. Some of the conclusions: 1) socioeconomic status (SES) was strongly related to politicization; 2) education was unrelated to politicization within subsamples, but politicization increased from high school to college subjects; 3) sex was not related to politicization at any level of SES or education; 4) race was associated with politicization except at lower SES levels; 5) a negative relationship was found between SES, education and political efficacy; 6) race was related to political efficacy, except that high SES whites scored low on political efficacy, whereas blacks, browns, and low SES whites scored high; 7) SES was negatively associated with belligerance; and, 8) blacks were non-belligerant at all SES levels. (Author/JLB)
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Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School, CA.