20. Political Agency and Empowerment: Pathways for Developing a Sense of Political Efficacy in Young Adults

  1. Lonnie R. Sherrod,
  2. Judith Torney-Purta and
  3. Constance A. Flanagan
  1. Elizabeth Beaumont

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch20

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

How to Cite

Beaumont, E. (2010) Political Agency and Empowerment: Pathways for Developing a Sense of Political Efficacy in Young Adults, in Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth (eds L. R. Sherrod, J. Torney-Purta and C. A. Flanagan), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470522745

Online ISBN: 9780470767603

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Keywords:

  • self efficacy;
  • political efficacy;
  • collective efficacy;
  • political agency;
  • political empowerment;
  • undergraduate education;
  • political mastery experiences;
  • supportive networks;
  • empowering political outlooks;
  • interdisciplinary research

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Perspectives on Political Efficacy From Political Science and Psychology

  • Theoretical Roots: Political Autonomy, Political Courage, and Democratic Experience

  • Sense of Political Efficacy in Relation to Participation, Socioeconomic Status, Civic Resources, and Political Socialization

  • The Psychology of Self-Efficacy

  • Applying a Psychological Framework to Political Learning: Four Pathways to a Sense of Political Efficacy

  • Conclusions