ERIC Number: EJ1048024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Civic Engagement in College Students: Connections between Involvement and Attitudes
O'Leary, Lisa S.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n162 p55-65 2014
This chapter describes how canonical correlation was used in conjunction with an item response theory model to address the relationship between college students' civic engagement involvement and attitudes as undergraduates. The constructs of interest were students' participation in civic, political, and expressive activities, as well as their community service, civic and political self-efficacy attitudes, commitment to civic accountability, and tolerance of diversity.
Descriptors: College Students, Citizen Participation, Correlation, Program Descriptions, Item Response Theory, Models, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Service Learning, Self Efficacy, Political Attitudes, Accountability, Social Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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