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ERIC Number: EJ1029882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
What's a Degree Got to Do with It? The Civic Engagement of Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Holders
Newell, Mallory Angeli
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v18 n2 p67-89 2014
This study explored the civic engagement of adults holding an associate's degree compared to those holding a bachelor's degree. Most prior research has focused on individuals who hold 4-year degrees; the present study, however, sought to understand differences between holders of 2-year degrees and 4-year degrees. Descriptive statistics showed that associate's degree holders exhibited higher rates of civic engagement then high school graduates but lower rates then bachelor's degree holders; the regression analyses showed that associate's degree holders to be civiclly engaged, but more likely to be engaged than high school graduates, suggesting gains in engagement form a 2-year degree.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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