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ERIC Number: EJ1071959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
You Expect "What"? Students' Perceptions as Resources in Acquiring Commitments and Capacities for Civic Engagement
Barnhardt, Cassie L.; Sheets, Jessica E.; Pasquesi, Kira
Research in Higher Education, v56 n6 p622-644 Sep 2015
This mixed-method analysis presents a model of college students' civic commitments and capacities for community action. Quantitative findings indicate that after controlling for background characteristics, campus contexts, and college experiences, students' acquisitions of commitments to and skills for contributing to the larger community are largely influenced by the extent to which students perceive their campus as one that advocates for its students to be active and involved citizens. Qualitative findings convey the behaviors and types of speech that students view as legitimate public advocacy by peers, faculty, and administrators. Qualitative insights also reveal the ways in which students' exposure to campus-based public advocacy influences their civic skills, and their understandings of social responsibility.
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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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