Abstract

This multilevel study extends the work of Pascarella, Ethington, & Smart (1988) and Rhee and Dey (1996) to investigate how student-level characteristics and organizational characteristics affect college students' civic values. Institutional variables found to impact civic values include institutional selectivity, institutional size, and attending a private institution. Student-level variables found to impact civic values include having taken a women's studies class, ethnic studies class, and being a social science major. Using Weidman's (1989) model as a conceptual base, this study has implications for a number of theories and practices that further explain the various socialization processes among students that facilitate civic values development.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 1-16
Launched on MUSE
2013-02-02
Open Access
No
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