Promoting political empowerment: Evaluation of an intervention with university students

Holly Lizotte Angelique, Thomas M. Reischl, William S. Davidson

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The aim of this research is to examine the effects of an intervention, focusing on the development of political empowerment, with university students. Undergraduates were randomly assigned to one of two conditions (intervention/ control) and were surveyed at two time points: before implementation of the intervention and upon completion of the intervention (or the equivalent two semester period). ANCOVA analyses reveal that individuals who participated in the empowering intervention had increased feelings of political commitment and a decreased sense of political efficacy compared to individuals who were randomly assigned to a waiting list/control group. Finally, limitations of this study are discussed and suggestions for future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-833
Number of pages19
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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