Action civics for promoting civic development: Main effects of program participation and differences by project characteristics.

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Discipline 1 Community psychology
Discipline 2
Publication Title Action civics for promoting civic development: Main effects of program participation and differences by project characteristics. 
Description Using both quantitative and qualitative data, this study examined the effect of participating in an action civics intervention, Generation Citizen (GC), on civic commitment, civic self-efficacy, and two forms of civic knowledge. The sample consisted of 617 middle and high schools students in 55 classrooms who participated, or were soon to participate, in Generation Citizen. Hierarchical linear models revealed that participating in Generation Citizen was associated with positive gains in action civics knowledge and civic self-efficacy.
Publication Year 2017
Publication Author Parissa Ballard, Alison Cohen, Joshua Littenberg-Tobias
Publication Type Study
Publisher American Journal of Community Psychology
Major Funders Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Publication Link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5654523/