Indicators:Belief in Personal Ability to Make a Difference

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 measures “perceived ability to engage in civic action” (p. 4).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in grades 7 through 12, but most of the participating youth were in grades 11 and 12.  The participating youth were ages 12-18 years in 88 social s ...

This tool “represents the respondent’s opinion about the feasibility of starting a grassroots effort to meet a range of community needs, such as starting an after-school program or organizing a park cleanup program” (p. 13, http://www.nationalservice.gov/ ...

This tool “represents the respondent’s opinion about the feasibility of working with local or state government to meet a range of community needs, such as fixing a pothole or getting an issue on a statewide ballot” (p. 13, http://www.nationalservice.gov/p ...