Contacting the Government among College Students

  title={Contacting the Government among College Students},
  author={Abdulfattah Yaghi},
The literature on political participation indicates that initiating contacts with the government is a vital form of civic engagement. Using this criterion to define participation, some researchers claim that students in general are apathetic about government and have poor efficacy about public affairs. The present study examines this assumption by exploring 18 factors that may influence college-student-initiated contact with federal, state, and local governments. A survey is administered to a… CONTINUE READING
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