Political Values and Youth Centrism

Political Values and Youth Centrism

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Uncovering new generations of young people who are taking up the challenge of making sense of 'our fast changing society' in their own particular way, provides daily bread for a large number of professional youth observers. This study does not render another inventive and causal typology of 'young people today'.It has been found that it is not young people but younger adults who diverge from mainstream Dutch political culture. They are generally leftwing, progressive and postmaterialist. Looking in more detail reveals that youth centrists, who claim adult privileges, pleasures, and freedoms, and resist adult interference with their lives, do have distinct culturally conservative views.Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Political Value Distinctiveness of Dutch Youth Centrists Henk Vinken ... As regards interest in politics the model including youth centrism does not contribute significantly more to the amount of explained variance of the ... A most important observation one must make beforehand is that, also after introducing interactions, the total amounts of explained varianceanbsp;...

Title:Political Values and Youth Centrism
Author:Henk Vinken
Publisher: - 1997


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