Kurzfristig (< 1 Jahr)
Mikro (Individuum)

positive influence of participation in youth work on voting behaviour

politische Kompetenzen und Partizipation

Regarding relationships between the dependent variables and participation in youth work, results indicate that participation in youth centres, youth projects, youth organisations and joint events all are positively related to voting in shadow elections. There also is indication that participation is associated with plans to vote in the future.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

participation in youth centers, hobby education, youth projects, youth organisations and counselling
11-18 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Quantitative Fragebogenerhebungen (online/telefonisch)
The empirical analysis is based on data collected in April-May 2010, from among Tallinn municipal school students. An Internet survey was used to collect the data. The total population consisted of all 5th, 8th and 11th grade students of Tallinn municipal schools; the students were aged 11-18 years. A cluster sampling procedure was used: all municipal schools were included in the sample and in step one, each of them picked at random one class from among all its 5th, 8th and 11th grade classes; in step two, all pupils in the selected class filled out an online questionnaire during one school lesson. Filling in the questionnaire was arranged by a school employee.
voting behaviour
Did you vote in the student shadow elections?; Do you intend to vote in student shadow elections in the future?; Do you intend to vote in real elections in the future?
1 to 4 scale
sample of 1061 young people
April-May 2010