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ERIC Number: EJ1090106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
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.
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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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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
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