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ERIC Number: EJ1144214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Profiles of Civic Engagement across Educational Transitions: Stability and Change
Johnson, Sara K.; Agans, Jennifer P.; Weiner, Michelle B.; Lerner, Richard M.
International Journal of Developmental Science, v8 n3-4 p81-93 2014
Young people's civic engagement over the transition to adulthood is often sporadic, interspersed with life transitions, and patterned differently across people. Understanding covariates of patterns of civic engagement, and changes in these patterns, could enhance efforts to promote young adults' civic engagement. Using two time points of data from the Young Entrepreneurs Study (N= 2,364; 61.9% female; 60.9% European American), we identified four profiles of civic engagement: "Low Initiative", "Moderately Involved", "Highly Involved", and "Organizers". Profile membership was moderately stable, and stability rates were similar regardless of changes in participants' education status. Participants' initial levels of contribution ideology were related to stability in profile membership; participants with higher initial levels of contribution ideology were more likely to be classified in the "Highly Involved" profile at both waves. Implications for future research and applications are discussed.
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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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