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Political Involvement Among Adolescents, [1974: Pennsylvania]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Sigel, Roberta S.
  • Hoskin, Marilyn
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
career goals; education; high school students; political participation; political socialization; presidential performance; public opinion; trust in government; Watergate affair; youths
  • Abstract

    High school students in this study were questioned concerning a variety of matters related to politics and government. These include attitudes toward democracy, citizen rights and responsibilities, political trust, and political efficacy. Opinions were also sought on government performance in a number of more specific areas such as education and the economy. Knowledge of and attitudes toward the Watergate affair were given special attention. A series of questions probing students' knowledge of politics and current events was also included. Students' self-image, trust in people and feelings of control over one's life were also investigated. Additional variables include parents' education and employment, student activities in and out of school, and student plans for and expectations of the future.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974-03 / 1974-05
    Time period: 1974-03--1974-05
  • 1974-03 / 1974-05
    Collection date: 1974-03--1974-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Pennsylvania high school seniors
Representative sample of Pennsylvania high schools. Number of students interviewed in each school was adjusted according to size of school and community. Sample was drawn so as to ensure that small towns and rural areas contain enough students for separate analysis and that both academic and vocational high schools were included.
Collection Mode
  • Data has been verified as having correct number of records. However, some deck identification numbers appear to be in error. Therefore, sorting of data by respondent and deck identification numbers may not be advisable.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8094 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Sigel, Roberta S., Hoskin, Marilyn B.. The Politica Involvement of Adolescents. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 1981.
  • Hoskin, Marilyn, Sigel, Roberta. Governmental performance and political involvement. Indiana Social Studies Quarterly.1977.
  • Sigel, Roberta S., Hoskin, Marilyn Brookes. Affect for Government and Its Relation to Policy Output among Adolescents. American Journal of Political Science.21, (1), 111-134.1977.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Sigel, Roberta S.; Hoskin, Marilyn (1986): Political Involvement Among Adolescents, [1974: Pennsylvania]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.