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Underscoring the complex relationship between civic engagement and education at all stages of life, this innovative Handbook identifies the contemporary challenges and best approaches and practices to encourage civic engagement within education. Chapters cover the theoretical and historical background of civic engagement and education, ideological...
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African leaders are increasingly aspiring to “modernise” their cities. That is to make them “globally competitive” and “smart”. The hope is to strategically position cities in Africa to drive the continent’s much-needed socio-economic transformation. But these aspirations tend to marginalise and antagonise the informal sector. The sector encompasse...
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President Biden has expressed support for restoring US global leadership on refugee resettlement after the Trump administration nearly dismantled the refugee program. The US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is on the cusp of significant reform. By introducing community and private sponsorship as a key element of refugee policy, the program will i...
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Turning to the concept of plasticity in the philosophy of Catherine Malabou, this article traces an approach to urban change as a volatile movement of giving, receiving and exploding form. It diverges from lines of thinking within cultural geography that affirm lively processes and relations, instead calling attention to the finite and fragile morp...
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This article examines the emerging political and social mobilisation of Rohingya women activists in connection with the forced displacement of nearly a million Rohingya from the Rakhine state of Myanmar in August 2017. In exile, a promising number of Rohingya women have become actively engaged in social and political domains that have been historic...
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Using the Connected Learning framework as a conceptual lens, this study utilizes digital ethnographic methods to explore outcomes of a Hip-Hop Based Education program developed to provide music related career pathways for Chicago youth. Using the narratives of the participants within the program, I draw on participant observation online and in-dept...
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Social capital—the strength of an individual’s social network and community—has been identified as a potential determinant of outcomes ranging from education to health1–8. However, efforts to understand what types of social capital matter for these outcomes have been hindered by a lack of social network data. Here, in the first of a pair of papers9...
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Gamification, which refers to the use of game design elements in non-game contexts, provides similar experiences and motivations as games do; this makes gamification a useful approach to promote positive behaviors. As a useful tool for keeping users motivated, engaged and active, there is a wide interest in adopting gamification solutions for suppo...
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The COVID-19 health crisis and its consequences have exacerbated existing issues in the political, economic, and cultural spheres of societies. An exploratory, descriptive, mixed-method study using a phenomenological interpretative approach was conducted to identify the perceptions of Panamanian residents on what type of crisis the country is facin...
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Active and democratic citizenship promotion has become a critical challenge for higher education, and civic engagement is a fundamental axis not only in education but also in fostering democratic systems. Consequently, teacher educators held a prominent role through their own teaching practices to generate contexts promoting critical thinking, skil...
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Cultural trauma theory illuminates the meaning-making process that collectivities undergo in the wake of tragedy. I advance this theory by attending to the role of interpretive fields, and specifically religion, in shaping the construction of cultural trauma. I approach religion as a cultural resource that offers meaning-making tools through which...
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According to the Ethics Centre (2018) "[T]he social license to operate (SLO) is made up of three components: legitimacy, credibility, and trust". These three components, serve to frame the relationship that has emerged and continues to evolve, its root arguably dating back to the Enlightenment and Post-industrial ages, between the worlds of capital...
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After navigating various challenging policy and regulatory contexts over the years, in different regions, we joined efforts to create a space that offers possibilities for engagement focused on the expertise, experiences and hopes to shape the future of technology in urban areas. The AI in the City project emerged as an opportunity to connect peopl...
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Cities emit the majority of greenhouse gas emissions globally and are increasingly committing to aggressive mitigation actions. Cities are also experiencing poor—and in some cases worsening—air quality, contributing to large disease burdens for adults and children. Integrated planning frameworks can help cities leverage and prioritize measures that...
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This timely book examines how fascist ideology has taken hold among certain segments of American society and how this can be addressed in curriculum and instruction. Vavrus presents middle, secondary, and college educators and their students with a conceptual framework for enacting a critical multicultural pedagogy by analyzing discriminatory disco...
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Background Social capital is a well-known health determinant with both relational and geographic aspects. It can help mitigate adverse events and has been shown to impact behaviors and responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, and social capital, may serve to buffer those declines. Methods Bui...
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One of the forms of public participation in the local governance system is civic budgeting which actively engages residents in developing projects and voting on the submitted proposals. Civic budgeting aims to involve local communities in deciding how a defined portion of public resources should be allocated by means of a democratic debate. Public...
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Despite an increasing awareness of the impact of the social context of a person on personalised care planning, there is currently no generally accepted classification of social context. As a result, home care professionals have a partial understanding of what social context is and how it affects and can even benefit their work. In this study, we de...
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With the looming reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), it is important for parent input to inform legislative changes. Unfortunately, parent input has been limited in past IDEA reauthorizations. Thus, it is critical to develop and test interventions to improve parent legislative advocacy. With 37 parents of chil...
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Civic engagement participation in solving the social problems gained momentum among social media users. It is probed via literature survey that many research studies conducted in understanding the civic behaviour and personality development; therefore, research documents were found still limited in the area of factors and their constructive factors...
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Lower levels of news use are generally understood to be associated with less political engagement among citizens. But while some people simply have a low preference for news, others avoid the news intentionally. So far little is known about the relationship between active news avoidance and civic engagement in society, a void this study has set out...
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This article assesses whether the Local Government Council's Scorecard Initiative, implemented in Uganda since 2009, achieved its intended impact of enhancing service delivery by providing information on the performance of local government. We analyse a district-level panel dataset (2005-2016) with administrative data, as well as Afrobarometer data...
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Fostering a sense of civic engagement is considered an essential purpose of social studies education. However, given the ways in which formal civic curricula and standards decenter the impact of racial membership on civic status, Black teachers are turning to alternative, out-of-school sites to enact critical approaches to teaching civics. Intersch...
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This exploratory study begins to unpack the association between involuntary neighborhood transiency (i.e., forced household moves) and civic environmental stewardship, focusing on four neighborhoods adjacent to urban forest patches in the City of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The patches emerged on the sites of former public housing communities after the...
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Objective To evaluate if characteristics of reports of violence against women at different levels of severity are similar and to test if their prevalence is correlated at the municipal level. Methods I use data from women ages 15–49 who were killed by homicide in Brazil’s national death registry (N = 14,373), were hospitalized for aggression (N =...
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We are happy to introduce the second quarter journal issue (Volume 5 Number 2, April-June 2022). Eleven articles made a cut for this issue, exploring interesting topics on disaster risk, mental health, civic engagement, work-life balance and work values, community and pedagogy, reciprocal determinants of Mathematics performance, tourism impacts, Bu...
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As education systems increasingly emphasize the development of competency, teachers need support in building their assessment literacy in how to design classroom assessments of competency. Teachers who aim to plan classroom assessment and instruction to support their students as they learn democracy together (Biesta & Lawy, 2006) will not find a co...
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Teacher training programs usually contain specific psychoeducational aspects, but these should also promote citizenship competences based on social justice in order to encourage a more sustainable world. The three dimensions of Social Justice, the Belief in a Just World (BJW) and Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) are psychosocial variables linked...
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Extensive research on the determinants of people's subjective wellbeing has shed light on factors that influence quality of life and that traditional welfare measures tend to neglect. Particularly important among these appear to be the relational, interpersonal aspects of human existence, and both intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of participating i...
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We explore the impact of volunteering on civic attitudes in Romania by using a double comparative perspective. Firstly, volunteering in Romania is compared across time, between 2000 and 2018, based on a series of national and international surveys, such as WVS and EVS. Secondly, volunteering in Romania in 2018 is compared to other 9 Southeast Europ...
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Entrenched inequalities in political participation have made the questions of who participates and when, why, or how some of the most frequently asked and researched in political science. Building on existing comparative research, this article focuses on civic education in English secondary schools and, in particular, the ability of related interve...
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Scholarship in American politics finds whites’ racial resentment and status threat predict their vote choice. However, research in social identity indicates that such variables should negatively correlate with participation, attenuating resentful whites’ political power. We resolve this contradiction by studying these variables interactively, using...
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Civic engagement in adults may be influenced by their participation as young people in environmental action programs. To assess this hypothesis, we conducted a case study to see if an environmental action program at the St. Louis Zoo impacted participants’ civic engagement in respect to positive youth development practices. During 2019, we surveyed...
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The Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) began in the mid-1990s, using an accelerated longitudinal design and drawing a representative sample of over 6200 children from a total of seven birth cohorts (ages 0 to 18) living in Chicago. Participants were followed for a second and third wave of data collection ending in 1998 an...
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Religions and religiosities are among the various social life spheres being affected by medical and political measures imposed during the health emergency. Involving a wide range of daily life dimensions and intertwining with fundamental aspects of individual and social existence, restrictions hit religions and religiosities in all those spaces whe...
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Physical education is the most effective means of providing all children and youth with the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding for lifelong participation in society» (Unesco, 2013, p.6). The degree courses in Motor and Sport Sciences for the training of future EF teachers must adopt innovative methodologies, capable of promoting...
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This research needs report is intended to inform the nature and content of the fifth wave of data collection at 25 years of age for Cohort ’98 of the Growing Up in Ireland study. This report is mainly structured according to core areas of research interest: education/training; labour market experiences and income; physical health; mental and socio-...
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Municipalities are one of the most important stakeholders of the civic engagement between the local authorities and society in terms of data-based governance. That's why it is important to measure the efficiency of Open Government Data (OGD hereinafter) practices at the local level. This study aims to investigate the extent to which OGD practices a...
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Japanese energy policy has persistently promoted nuclear energy, even since the Fukushima disasters and despite failures in meeting its objectives. However, since Fukushima local actors (prefectures, towns, courts, and local activists) have grown more powerful with respect to policy and implementation. This paper analyzes the role of local civic ac...
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In a postdigital era, an increasingly important dimension of citizenship is digital citizenship, which is reflected for instance by digital civic engagement, fake news, and disinformation, not least during the Covid-19 pandemic. Teacher education (TE) prepares student teachers for the fostering of citizens in K-12 schools, and various conceptualiza...
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This study examines the influences of online communication, in-person socialization, and degree of community connectedness on transgender citizens’ political participation in the United States. Drawing on the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, we find that while demographics, socioeconomic status, and political self-efficacy contributed to individuals’...
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Local urban greenspaces connect issues close to everyday life, such as recreational value, attachment to place and civic engagements, with broader questions of city planning, economy, climate change and social class. Responding to recent warnings against reductionism in critical studies of cities’ new claims to sustainability, the article mobilizes...
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[The chapter is in Spanish] COVID-19 has hit citizens dramatically during 2020, not only creating a general risk-driven environment encompassing a wide array of economic vulnerabilities but also exposing them to pervasive digital risks, such as biosurveillance, misinformation, and e-democracy algorithmic threats. Over the course of the pandemic, a...
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The role of civic participation in issues directly or indirectly related to environmental quality is reputed to be on the rise globally. Bottom-up grassroots movements can be conducive to powering socially acceptable, smooth, and hence, more efficient transitions toward low-carbon energy futures. This factor can also unlock the potential of communi...
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In many places around the world, young voters participate in politics at low rates. What factors might increase youth political participation? We investigate one possibility: exposure to a religious message that emphasizes the possibility of change through faithful action. We argue that this message, which is common in religious groups that attract...
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In this chapter, we emphasize the value of student engagement and engaged scholarship through a social justice lens. In many instances, students are only exposed to charity-based models of civic engagement, such as volunteering at a soup kitchen (Westheimer & Kahne, 2004a, 2004b). Although charity-based models are important in that they provide ser...
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The first half of the twentieth century saw the omnipotence of libraries over the world of information and the organisation of knowledge. But in the following fifty years, many libraries failed to understand and adapt to the new demands of their public, spending endless time cataloguing their collections, not giving the way they were actually being...
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The increasing Islamophobia in the Western world is worsened not only by global political issues but also by the stance of Muslims, who are perceived as exclusive and ethnocentric, particularly in the Australian context. This article outlines the strategies used by Indonesian Muslims in Australia to deal with the Islamophobic discourse, namely enha...
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The Romanian civil society has been going through a process of consolidation over the past decades. As with most of the newer democracies in Europe, the way civic engagement was formulated and the self-identification of civil society in more or less formal structures took time to develop. In parallel to the consolidation track of formalised structu...
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Background With the pace of urbanization, symptoms of loneliness emerge as one of the most devastating mental illnesses among city dwellers in the modern age. The present study has tried to identify the potential factors and correlates which affect loneliness vulnerability. Methods The data for this study were collected from three different areas...
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This case study investigated the outcomes of an environmental service learning program that incorporated pedagogical components taught within the transformative learning (TL) and environmental justice (EJ) frameworks at the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center - an urban ecoliteracy and environmental justice center - in Albany, New York. Authors...
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We examine current differences in trust levels within the countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and trace their origins back to the system of forced labor during Stalin, which was marked by high incarceration rates and harsh punishments. We explore whether those exposed to knowledge about the repressions became less trusting and transferred th...
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According to national survey data, Black graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are more likely than Black non-HBCU graduates to be thriving in financial, purpose, and social well-being, indicating strong social support, motivation to achieve goals, and economic stability (Gallup, 2015). Likewise, Tribal College or Univer...
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To better understand recent social media regulation in Nigeria, there is a need to explain the influence of digital sovereignty in the legal instruments used to enforce media regulations, such as social media bans. Calls for digital sovereignty have gained ground globally in recent years as social media platforms continue to enforce policies that p...
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Hands-on activities of shaping and maintaining urban public green spaces, in short, “stewardship,” have become a flourishing field of civic engagement. It is the aim of this article to find out how citizenship is enacted in the everyday practice of stewardship, and how such an analysis can benefit from theories of “material participation” and “prac...
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The urban heat island (UHI) effect remains a major threat to society as cities densify and sprawl. Urban greening through local to landscape management is a proposed strategy to combat UHI and improve environmental justice in city neighborhoods. For example, urban community gardens are multifunctional green spaces that play an important role for bi...
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The COVID-19 pandemic sparked the civic mobilization of various communities of color, including Asian Americans. This chapter discusses the corresponding role of Asian American Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) within this context, serving as critical sites in cultivating Asian American students’ civic engagement...
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This paper focuses on Muslim Civil Society structures and, more specifically, on the gap between the organizations from the first (migrant) generation and the new grammars of action of new generations of Spanish Muslims. The originality of this article lies in its power to address three fundamental questions: (1) Are the umbrella organizations sile...
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With over 400 harmful immigration policy changes in the past 4 years, Latinx adolescents and families nationwide are developing within a context of extreme anti‐immigrant sentiment (Dismantling and reconstructing the U.S. immigration system: A catalog of changes under the Trump presidency, Migration Policy Institute, 2020). This paper introduces th...
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We present a case study of a multi-year, academic civic engagement (ACE) collaboration in a computer science capstone course. ACE projects in computer science provide an avenue for students to apply software development concepts to real-world projects with actual clients, and can offer meaningful engagement with ethical issues. The typical time-lim...
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Deep-rooted political turbulence, along with the present hybrid regime, have resulted in an undesirable social, economic and political milieu in Serbia. Such an atmosphere is a fertile ground for a grey economy, corruption, nepotism and restrictions to media freedoms. These ‘unconventional’ means of social functioning, have caused a decline in trus...
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The purpose of the study is to provide much-needed evidence and analysis on access and quality of participation platforms, bottlenecks and lessons learned. The results include key findings analyzed from both quantitative and qualitative data generated through surveys, discussion groups, and key informant interviews. While the report relies primaril...
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In the last decade or two, initiatives engaging the public in scientific activities have become increasingly popular. For example, in air pollution monitoring with Do-it-Yourself (DIY) low-cost sensors. It is a relatively new practice that emerged due to the falling costs of sensor technology and components, combined with enhanced access to communi...
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This case study demonstrates the use of an innovative method involving semi-automated and automated approaches for data extraction, followed by sampling strategies and manual coding schemes to further characterize organizational fields. The Action Organization Analysis (AOA) method aims at capturing the complexity and dynamism of organizational fie...
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The Social Participation Scale (SPS) is a 17-item questionnaire to assess the social participation of Chinese adults. It was developed using a multimethod approach applying in-depth interviews, qualitative analysis and quantitative psychometric evaluation for construct, convergent validity and internal reliability. In-depth interviews and an expert...
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Background New public health approaches to palliative care such as compassionate communities aim to increase capacity in serious illness, death, and loss by involving civic society. Civic engagement has been described in many domains of health; a description of the characteristics, processes, and impact of the initiatives in palliative care is lack...
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The public service motivation (PSM) theory has emphasized the distinctive motivational character of public employees in serving public institutions. However, scarce research has explored whether public service motivation extrapolates to civic engagement as another way to participate in public affairs. We contend that public employees’ stronger sens...
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Rural areas are becoming more and more concerned about their aging population and perceived loss of youth. Analysts see the older members of communities as a burden, and focus their development strategies on attracting and retaining the young. In doing so, they may be missing the value that elders’ civic engagement can provide to rural community de...
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As the world continues to experience the recent wave of racial reckoning and its associated backlash, the field of applied linguistics has been called upon to renew efforts through which language functions as an avenue for redemption and restoration of humanity and of the world. Acknowledging the role of racialization in the language-related challe...
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The research adopted a descriptive research design of the survey type. The population consisted of 411,912 public secondary school students in Oyo State, Nigeria’s urban and rural areas. The study sample consisted of 600 public secondary school students’ selected using multistage sampling procedures, including simple random sampling techniques and...
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In the contemporary human community relations, great attention is paid to social sustainability due to its ties with the local identity and social culture. That is, the common spaces are considered as the social arena that creates a high opportunity for people to bond and interact. In light of this, this study aims at highlighting the importance of...
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This study proposed a reframing of Sociopolitical Development Theory (SDT) towards contextualising civic engagement (specifically political participation and human rights activism) in emerging democracies like Nigeria. The modified theory developed from the application of SDT lenses on the analysis of the influence of five sociodemographic factors...
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Objective: To develop a framework for patient-centered research in a community health center. Study setting: Primary organizational case-study data were collected at a large Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Southern California from 2019 to 2021. Study design: Thirty stakeholders, including patients, community leaders, students, medi...
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This study examines the relationship between a person’s social media capital and civic engagement, focusing on the networks formed via two social network sites (SNSs) of Facebook and Twitter. The analysis of the survey data on young people’s social media use and civic engagement in the U.S. shows that, although all three types of online social ties...
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Adolescents’ awareness of societal inequality has been linked to higher civic engagement. This study expands prior research by testing whether awareness of inequality differentially motivates prosocial and political forms of civic engagement, whether adults’ modeling of civic agency moderates links between awareness of inequality and civic engageme...