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Young People’s Engagement with the European Union: The Importance of Visions and Worries for the Future of Europe

Strohmeier, Dagmar, Barrett, Martyn, Bora, Carmen, Caravita, Simona C. S., Donghi, Elisa, Dragoti, Edmond, Fife-Schaw, Christopher, Gómez-López, Mercedes, Kapéter, Eszter, Mazzone, Angela , Rama, Rudina, Roşeanu, Gabi, Ortega-Ruiz, Rosario, Steiner, Hanna, Trip, Simona, Tenenbaum, Harriet, Urhane, Detlef and Viejo, Carmen (2017) Young People’s Engagement with the European Union: The Importance of Visions and Worries for the Future of Europe Journal of Psychology / Zeitschrift für Psychologie.

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Abstract

This study investigated whether demographic variables, efficacy beliefs, visions and worries are associated with four different forms of (dis)engagement with the European Union: intended voting in the 2019 EU elections, non-conventional political engagement, psychological engagement, and the wish that one’s own country should leave the EU. The sample comprised 3.764 young people aged 16 to 25 years living in seven European countries: Albania, Austria, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain and UK. Economic challenges, human rights and the environment were the most important future visions; unemployment and poverty, climate change, civil unrests and the collapse of the EU were the most important future worries. The four forms of (dis)engagement with the European Union were differentially associated with predictors, although internal efficacy and future vision of economic challenges predicted all forms. Implications for future EU policy are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Strohmeier, DagmarUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Barrett, MartynM.Barrett@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Bora, CarmenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Caravita, Simona C. S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Donghi, ElisaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dragoti, EdmondUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fife-Schaw, ChristopherC.Fife-Schaw@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Gómez-López, MercedesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kapéter, EszterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mazzone, AngelaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rama, RudinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Roşeanu, GabiUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ortega-Ruiz, RosarioUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Steiner, HannaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Trip, SimonaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tenenbaum, Harrieth.tenenbaum@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Urhane, DetlefUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Viejo, CarmenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2017
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 26 Sep 2017 12:32
Last Modified : 26 Sep 2017 12:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842400

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