Perceptions about Civic Engagement and Community InvolvementRSS

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The Active and Engaged Citizenship (AEC) scale combines four previously existing scales that measured perceptions about civic duty, an assessment of civic skills, neighborhood social connection, and civic participation.  The combined scale creates an asse ...

This tool represents “the respondent’s opinion about the importance of being active in his/her neighborhood and participating in various civic activities, including serving on a jury, reporting crimes, keeping the neighborhood clean and safe, and particip ...

This tool measures the opinions of young people regarding their “trust of elected officials, the extent to which citizens need to hold the government accountable, and government concern for ordinary people” (p. 7).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in gr ...

This tool represents “the respondent’s opinion about the strength of his/her connection to the community, as represented by the strength of feelings toward the community, including attachment, awareness, and commitment” (p. 12, http://www.nationalservice. ...

This tool represents “the respondent’s opinion about the degree to which he/she can trust people and members of his/her community, including the local police” (p. 12, http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/national_evaluation_youthcorps_technicalappendices.pd ...

IndicatorsSocial Trust

This tool represents the extent to which students feel ownership of their school (p. 32).  This “ownership of school” can affect the extent to which students are inclined and empowered to engage in civic participation beyond their school.This tool was tes ...