Attitudes towards political engagement among lower secondary students in East Asian countries: Results from ICCS 2009.

Year: 2012

Author: Schulz, Wolfram, Ainley, John, Fraillon, Julian

Type of paper: Abstract refereed


Based on student survey data from four East Asian countries, the paper contains an analysis of attitudes towards the use of personal connections in politics and towards personal morality among politicians. The first part of the analysis will describe the extent and variations of these attitudes which are viewed as of particular relevance within the East Asian context. The second part of the analysis investigates the relationship of these attitudes with student background and school-related variables such as civic knowledge as well as uncovering to what extent these attitudes are related to indicators of future civic engagement among students.