Alienated and disaffected students: Exploring the civic capacity of 'Outsiders' in Asian societies

Xiaoxue KUANG

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate alienated and disaffected students in Asia and the development of their civic attitudes. The study involved students from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand. Data was retrieved from the International Civics and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2009). Latent profile analysis (LPA) was used to identify alienated and disaffected students across the five Asian societies and multinomial multilevel logistic regression (MMLR) was used to explore factors related to group membership. Based on LPA, three groups were identified: the Outsiders, the Moderates and the Active Participators. The results showed that Outsiders scored lower on all conventional civic values and tended to endorse negative civic behaviors. The results of MMLR showed that gender, parents' interest in political and social issues, students' expected education level and home literacy were the most important predictors for membership in the Outsider group. Copyright © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Kerry J. Kennedy and John Chi-Kin Lee; individual chapters, the contributors.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia
EditorsKerry J. KENNEDY, John Chi-Kin LEE
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages629-642
ISBN (Electronic)9781315694382
ISBN (Print)9781138908499
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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society
student
logistics
regression
social issue
group membership
Thailand
Korea
Indonesia
Hong Kong
education
parents
citizenship
Group
literacy
gender
Values

Citation

Kuang, X. (2018). Alienated and disaffected students: Exploring the civic capacity of 'Outsiders' in Asian societies. In K. J. Kennedy & J. C.-K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia (pp. 629-642). New York: Routledge.