ERIC Number: EJ1090085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Civic Engagement and Activism: Do College Students and College Athletes Differ?
Hoffman, Jennifer; Kihl, Lisa; Browning, Anne
Journal of College and Character, v16 n2 p75-89 2015
This study uses measures from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement to examine rates of volunteerism, use of political voice, and electoral indicators between college students and college student-athletes attending three institutions with Division I athletic programs. Findings illustrate increased volunteer behaviors of athletes, coupled with lower participation in political activities and relatively low interest in electoral practices as compared to college students overall. Student-athlete civic engagement is discussed in the context of previous research indicating student-athlete reluctance to engage in political activism and recent student-athlete activism on issues of student-athlete treatment and welfare.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, Volunteers, College Athletics, Athletes, Student Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Activism, Political Issues, Voting, Citizenship, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Institutional Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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