Adolescent moral motivations for civic engagement: Clues to the political gender gap?

Heather Malin, Kirsi Tirri, Indra Liauw
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Journal of Moral Education 44(1), 34-50. DOI: 10.1080/03057240.2015.1014324

This study explored gender differences in moral motivations and civic engagement among adolescents to add to existing explanations for the gender gap in political engagement in the United States. We examined moral motivations for civic engagement in a sample of 1,578 high school seniors, using a mixed-methods analysis of survey and interview data. M