Internal Political Self-efficacy in Hong Kongese, Asian American, and White American Adolescents

By Soo Eun Chae and Gu-sup Kang.

Published by The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies

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Using nationally representative civic education data (n = 4,934), this study looked at variables related to internal political self-efficacy (IPE) in consideration of differences among Hong Kongese (HK), white American, and Asian American middle school students. Results show that IPE and the relevant variables (civic knowledge, trust in media, media use, and discussion with parents and peers) differed by the groups. Discussion with parents was positively related to civic knowledge and IPE in HK and white adolescents, but the opposite was observed for Asian American adolescents. However, discussion with peers was negatively related to adolescents’ civic knowledge in HK and white adolescents but not in Asian American adolescents. Similar to previous literature, media use appeared to differently influence to IPE or knowledge by the groups.

Keywords: Political Self-efficacy, Civic Knowledge, Media

The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2017, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 16, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 686.112KB)).

Soo Eun Chae

Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Kangwon-do, South Korea

Gu-sup Kang

Researcher, Korean Educational Development Institute, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea