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ERIC Number: ED477589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 15
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The Effects of Background Variables on the Participation of Students in Social Actions.
Papanastasiou, Constantinos; Koutselini, Mary
This paper examines the extent to which home background and school climate affects ninth grade students' social and political understanding and participation. Using the data from the student questionnaires (n=3106) of the 1999 Civic Education survey, a study was conducted in Cyprus to examine ninth graders' participation in social actions. The objective was to design a model, using two exogenous constructs, the home environment and school climate, and three endogenous constructs, political interest of the student, political environment of the student, and democratic values and social participation of student in social actions. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling methodology (LISREL). The study demonstrated that political interest and school climate influence political interest and political environment. These endogenous factors influence democratic values of the students and democratic values influence social participation of students in social actions. (Contains 24 references, 2 figures, and 2 tables.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus