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ERIC Number: EJ983869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
Students' Political Engagement: A Comprehensive Study of University of Ottawa Undergraduate Students
Stockemer, Daniel
Journal of Youth Studies, v15 n8 p1028-1047 2012
This article comprehensively examines the level and patterns of political participation of University of Ottawa (U-Ottawa) undergraduate students. Based on a self-administered survey of 570 undergraduate students of all disciplines, I find that U-Ottawa students show high degrees of political interest and involvement (e.g. the average U-Ottawa student regularly informs him- or herself about politics and one out of two students habitually engages in political actions). Pertaining to the factors that drive political interest and involvement, I discover complex engagement patterns. I find that the student's program of study, year of study, academic performance, and payment of his or her own tuition--as well as the political participation of the parents impact an individual's political interest, which then increases his or her likelihood to become politically involved. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Ottawa)