Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
John R. Baldwin
This thesis explores the relationship between classroom interaction and students' behavioral outcomes. To investigate this relationship, the research applies the theory of planned behavior to identify civic engagement outcomes produced by teaching and classroom exposure. The results indicate that there is no significant relationship between the forms of teaching (i.e., active or passive) and behavior outcomes (e.g., self-efficacy). Nevertheless, results supported previous literature by showing that attitudes, self-efficacy, and subjective norms can predict behavioral intent. The results also showed a possible fatigue effect due to overexposure to civic and political engagement in the classroom.
Johnson, Chandler S., "Advocating for Advocacy: How Academia Affects Students' Civic and Political Engagement Outcomes" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 273.