ERIC Number: EJ1090106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Understanding Civic Identity in College
Weerts, David J.; Cabrera, Alberto F.
Journal of College and Character, v16 n1 p22-36 2015
Past literature has examined ways in which college students adopt civic identities. However, little is known about characteristics of students that vary in their expression of these identities. Drawing on data from American College Testing (ACT), this study employs multinomial logistic regression to understand attributes of students who vary in their regression for civic behaviors in college. Categories of super-engager, apolitical-engager, social-cultural engager, and non-engager are advanced to explain emerging profiles of students who differ in civic expression related to gender, academic ability, religious involvement, high school leadership experiences, and college major. Authors discuss implications for civic educators.
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Regression (Statistics), Prior Learning, Majors (Students), Performance Factors, Group Membership, Graduate Students, Predictor Variables, Student Behavior, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Student Participation, Longitudinal Studies, College Entrance Examinations, Civics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment