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Parental Example as a Motivation for Turnout among Youths

Autor: Kudrnáč, Aleš; Lyons, Pat
Rok: 2017
Druh: článek v odborném časopise
Zdroj: Political Studies
Citace: Kudrnáč, Aleš, Pat Lyons. 2016. "Parental Example as a Motivation for Turnout among Youths." Political Studies 65(15): 43-63.
Jazyk: anglicky
Klíčová slova: turnout, youth, parents, social learning, socialisation
Odkaz: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0032321716644614

Abstrakt

Fowler proposed a social learning model of voter turnout, and Bhatti and Hansen demonstrate that voter turnout among young (first-time) voters is highest among those living at home with their parents. Combining these theoretical and empirical results to a study of youth turnout, this article tests the hypothesis that the strongest determinant of attitudes towards turnout is parents’ record of voting. The data used to test this hypothesis are a representative survey of Czech high school students aged 17–19 years, fielded in 2012. This study finds that the attitudes of youths who reside with their parents to turnout are strongly determined by their parents’ example. Motivation also matters for voting, but the parental example is the most important determinant of turnout attitudes as a social learning model of turnout suggests.

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