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ERIC Number: ED262113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Citizenship Orientation of Two Israeli Minority Groups: Israeli-Arab and Eastern-Jewish Youth.
Ichilov, Orit
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare how Israeli-Arab and Eastern-Jewish adolescents view the role of the citizen. Both groups share a minority status within Israeli society, but have different socializing environments and different political and cultural status. The study population consisted of 118 Israeli-Arab and 279 Eastern-Jewish adolescents ages 16-18. They were asked to rate 36 questionnaire items according to their importance for good citizenship. The data indicate that, overall, Arab respondents tended to assign less importance than their Jewish counterparts to all the items describing good citizenship. As expected, Arab youth assigned greater importance to the non-political than to the political dimension of good citizenship. Within the active and the passive categories the items which were considered important by them reflect a minimal commitment to the State and its institutions. Eastern-Jewish adolescents did not differ in their civic orientations from the general Israeli public. They assigned greater importance to the political, rather than to the non-political dimension of good citizenship, and stressed passive orientations more than active-participatory ones. No differences were found concerning the measured civic orientations between boys and girls in both groups. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel