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  • Title: Internal Political Self-efficacy in Hong Kongese, Asian American, and White American Adolescents
  • Author(s): Soo Eun Chae, Gu-sup Kang
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: New Directions in the Humanities
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies
  • Keywords: Political Self-efficacy, Civic Knowledge, Media
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2327-0047 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2155 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0047/CGP/v15i02/1-10
  • Citation: Chae, Soo Eun , and Gu-sup Kang. 2017. "Internal Political Self-efficacy in Hong Kongese, Asian American, and White American Adolescents." The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies 15 (2): 1-10. doi:10.18848/2327-0047/CGP/v15i02/1-10.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

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.