ERIC Number: EJ1024604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Youth in a Global World: Attitudes towards Globalization and Global Citizenship among University Students in Hong Kong
Chui, Wing Hong; Leung, Elliot W. Y.
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v34 n1 p107-124 2014
Despite the wealth of theoretical literature on globalization and global citizenship, empirical studies on the topic are lacking, especially in the context of pedagogical needs in relation to global citizenship education. In order to address this gap, a study was conducted in Hong Kong to investigate the attitudes of university students towards various dimensions of globalization and global citizenship. The initial results indicate that Hong Kong university students are generally quite aware of globalization's impact on the economy and personal consumption choices and that while there is considerable apathy towards international affairs, there is also a great interest in cross-cultural service learning opportunities that is not being met by the available programmes. Moreover, this study finds almost no association between age, gender, and religion and any of the measured dependent variables on attitudes towards globalization and global citizenship, the only exception being the factor of past intercultural experiences, where a significant difference in measured attitudes was found between respondents who had and respondents who had not participated in such experiences before. Explanations of the findings and the implications of findings for policy and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Service Learning, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Economic Factors, World Affairs, Cultural Awareness, Questionnaires, Prior Learning, Undergraduate Students, Citizenship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong