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ERIC Number: EJ838253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Brief Report: Citizenship Concepts among Adolescents. Evidence from a Survey among Belgian 16-Year Olds
Dejaeghere, Yves; Hooghe, Marc
Journal of Adolescence, v32 n3 p723-732 Jun 2009
In this research note we investigate the occurrence of citizenship concepts among adolescents in Belgium. The analysis is based on the Belgian Youth Survey (2006), which is a representative survey among 6330 16-year olds in the country. Citizenship concepts were shown to be multi-dimensional, with distinct factors for conventional or electoral participation and civic engagement. A third, weaker factor could be distinguished covering obedience to the law. This structure is largely in line with earlier comparative analysis. An exploratory analysis suggests that these factors have different outcomes on actual or intended political participation behavior of adolescents. We discuss the relevance of these findings with regard to the current debates on civic education and civic engagement among younger age cohorts. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium