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ERIC Number: EJ1015842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Uncovering Categories of Civically Engaged College Students: A Latent Class Analysis
Weerts, David J.; Cabrera, Alberto F.; Mejias, Paulina Perez
Review of Higher Education, v37 n2 p141-168 Win 2014
Various commissions and reports have called on colleges and universities to better prepare students for participation in a democratic society. A limit of such reports is that they often fail to consider how students might be categorized relative to their shared patterns of civic behaviors. Relying on alumni survey data from American College Testing (ACT), we employ latent class analysis (LCA) and identify four classes of college students that vary in their preferences for certain types of civic and noncivic activity. Implications for future research and the development of civic learning programs are discussed. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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