Title: Brief report: Citizenship concepts among adolescents. Evidence from a survey among Belgian 16-year olds
Authors: Dejaeghere, Yves ×
Hooghe, Marc #
Issue Date: 2009
Series Title: Journal of Adolescence vol:32 issue:3 pages:723-732
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 0140-1971
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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