Attitudes and Values of Adolescent Europeans towards Europeanisation

Ziebertz, H-G and Kay, William K (2008) Attitudes and Values of Adolescent Europeans towards Europeanisation.


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Based on original empirical data collected from adolescents in Europe (N=9003) this paper focuses on the lifeworlds of young people. It analyses negative and positive patterns of attitude and combines them with further concepts: first, personal life perspectives, various key values and political attitudes, second, religious attitudes towards church(es), religions, world views and religious education. Technically, the attitude towards Europe acts as the dependent variable whereas the remaining concepts are used as independent variables. The empirical results show Turkish and Polish adolescents are more critical of Europe than adolescents living in “old” Europe. Furthermore, the data show that those who have negative expectations about their personal futures and follow a more traditional religious world view are likely also to be Eurosceptical.

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Additional Information: This is the author's pre print version of the article after peer review, produced by permission of the publisher . The article was originally published in the Journal of Empirical Theology in 2008. The published version is available free at
Keywords: Europe, globalisation, glocalisation, identity, religion, youth
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05

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