Title
Brief report : Citizenship concepts among adolescents. Evidence from a survey among Belgian 16 year-olds Brief report : Citizenship concepts among adolescents. Evidence from a survey among Belgian 16 year-olds
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Politics
Source (journal)
Journal of adolescence. - London
Volume/pages
32(2009) , p. 723-732
ISSN
0140-1971
ISI
000266838900017
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
In this research note we investigate the occurrence of citizenship concepts among adolescents in Belgium. 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 distin- guished 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.
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