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ERIC Number: EJ1090462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
The Conservative Corner of the Liberal Academy? Fraternity/Sorority Membership, Politics, and Activism
Hevel, Michael S.; Weeden, Dustin D.; Pasquesi, Kira; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v52 n2 p121-133 2015
We use a longitudinal dataset to explore the effect of fraternity/sorority membership on political orientation and social/political activism. After controlling for a variety of potentially confounding variables, including pretests on the dependent variables, fraternity and sorority members were significantly less liberal that their unaffiliated peers after four years of college. There were no differences in social/political activism associated with fraternity/sorority membership. We conclude by discussing implications for student affairs practice and future research.
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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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