Gender and citizenship potential in adolescent students

Eley, Diann and Kirk, David (2004) Gender and citizenship potential in adolescent students. In: 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004, 29 Sept - 03 Oct 2004, Sydney, Australia.


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[Abstract]: This study examined several qualities related to good citizenship in 669 British students (mean age = 16.7 years; range 15 - 19) and asked whether these differ for males and females. Qualities explored in this research included: civic participation in the form of volunteering, social and personal values, personal qualities, leadership skills and demographics. The results demonstrated clear gender differences in several variables associated with citizenship qualities. Results are consistent with research on gender and pro-social behaviours. Understanding gender differences in citizenship qualities will help educators focus on relevant areas of interest 'to adolescents that encourage specific civic involvement.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 94-98). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-25-1.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:41
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, citizenship, citizenship qualities, citizen potential
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology

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