ERIC Number: EJ1136630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Shaping Students' Civic Commitments: The Influence of College Cocurricular Involvement
Trolian, Teniell L.; Barnhardt, Cassie L.
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n2 p141-158 Mar 2017
Drawing on social capital theory, this study examines the extent to which several college cocurricular involvement experiences during college contribute to students' civic commitments toward social and political involvement at the end of college. Results are based on longitudinal data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education and control for a host of potential confounding influences. Both students' participation in religious groups and peer education groups were observed to have a positive and sizable influence on cultivating students' civic commitments toward social and political involvement.
Descriptors: Social Capital, Social Theories, College Students, Student Participation, Social Responsibility, Political Issues, Longitudinal Studies, Religion, Peer Teaching, Citizen Participation, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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