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Political Efficacy Among Adolescents from Different Sectors Studying in Different Tracks whithin the Israeli Education System

Sara Zamir, Shmuel Chichek

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to study the differences in political efficacy among adolescents from different sectors of the population in Israel who study in the different tracks within the Israeli education system: state religious, state-general (secular, urban) and state – kibbutz (secular). Quantitative questionnaires had been completed by 209 adolescents and then analyzed. The findings revealed significant differences between students in the religious high schools and the students in the secular urban high schools. Moreover: the religious high school students feel a lesser sense of political efficacy than their urban or kibbutz peers. Regarding the degree of religious observance, there is also a trend in which the fully observant feel the least sense of political efficacy, those who observe the main traditions feel a stronger sense of political efficacy while the secular ones felt a greater sense of political efficacy than the others.

Keywords: Political efficacy, Political awareness, Political socialization, Israel, Education system.

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Bibliography: Zamir, Sara/Chichek, Shmuel: Political Efficacy Among Adolescents from Different Sectors Studying in Different Tracks whithin the Israeli Education System, PCS, 1-2-2015, pp. 171-183.
https://doi.org/10.3224/pcs.v6i1-2.11

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