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ERIC Number: EJ1139485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
Students as First-Time Voters: The Role of Voter Advice Applications in Self-Reflection on Party Choice and Political Identity
Kristensen, Niels Nørgaard; Solhaug, Trond
Journal of Social Science Education, v16 n1 p32-42 Spr 2017
Purpose: This article analyses what characterises first time voters' self-reflections on party choice as they use voter advice applications. Method: This study is based on interviews of 28 Norwegian students (age 18-20) preparing themselves for their first election. Findings: Finding a party to vote for is primarily characterized by a process of matching a party to students' political self, which we see as steps toward a political identity. Practical implications: Teaching politics should allow for students' reflections on self and their political preferences.
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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 - Location: Norway
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