ERIC Number: ED063859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Factors Determining the Political Attitudes of Lebanese University Students.
This paper examines the importance of diverse variables in determining the political attitudes and opinions of college students in Lebanon. The independent variables in question were: (1) social origin or class, (2) secondary school, (3) university, (4) religious sect, and (5) acceptance (or rejection) and practice (or non-practice) of one's religion. That membership in a religious sect should prove to be the absolutely strongest determinant of political attitudes is no surprise given the specific sociopolitical context of Lebanon. Religion dictates the type of school one will attend, what type of office one may hold, and where, in many cases, one must live. Of minor influence over students' political beliefs is the factor of social class. This is surprising in view of the influence of religion, but this too may change with time. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Arnold Bergstraesser Institut, Freiburg (Germany).