Alienation : a barrier to political participation?

dc.contributor.advisorTamney, Joseph B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHayden, Daniel W.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T19:31:42Z
dc.date.available2011-06-03T19:31:42Z
dc.date.created1976en_US
dc.date.issued1976
dc.description.abstractThe effects of two measures of alienation on political participation were examined. The hypotheses were contained in a theoretical model which predicted a relationship between powerlessness, meaninglessness, knowledge seeking and participation.Powerlessness was found to be an inadequate prediction of participation and was subsequently excluded from the model.Political knowledge seeking was found to be highly related to participation.Meaninglessness contributed only moderately to the predictive ability of the model.The thesis suggests that an individual's ability to comprehend his political environment and/or the comprehensibility of the political environment must be improved in order to boost citizen participation.
dc.description.degreeThesis (M.A.)
dc.format.extentvi, 51 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z72 1976 .H39en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-urlhttp://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415561en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/181296
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshAlienation (Social psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical participation -- United States.en_US
dc.titleAlienation : a barrier to political participation?en_US
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