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Young European citizens: An individual by context perspective on adolescent European citizenship

Autor Jan Šerek, Philipp Jugert
Organisation Fakulta sociálních studií Masarykovy univerzity
Year 2017
Research type paper in Journal
Annotation This study examined the effects of individual, school-level and country-level variables and their interactions on two components of adolescents’ active European citizenship: trust in European institutions and participation at the European level. For comparison, country-related institutional trust and participation were also predicted. Using multilevel regression models, we re-analysed a subsample of survey data from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study, collected from 14-year-old students (n = 72,466) in 22 European countries in 2009. Results showed that higher cognitive engagement with politics (e.g., political interest), more opportunities for learning about Europe at school, and country wealth and social equality were positively associated with both aspects of adolescents’ active European citizenship. In contrast to country-related participation, the participatory dimension of active European citizenship was also positively related to a higher socioeconomic status of adolescent’s classroom and family, an association that was more pronounced in less wealthy and post-communist countries.
Keywords Active European citizenship, adolescence, institutional trust, participation, socioeconomic status
Research type unrepeated research
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Obor AN Psychology
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Organisation Fakulta sociálních studií Masarykovy univerzity
Organisation web
Possible connection Participation in organized activities
Participation in elections in the House of Deputies 18 - 29 years
Participation at the event of a cultural organization
Individuals in the Czech Republic communicating with authorities via the Internet
Registry administrator Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operator Národní pedagogický institut ČR
In cooperation Czech Council of Children and Youth
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