|Autor:||Kudrnáč, Aleš; Lyons, Pat|
|Druh:||článek v odborném časopise|
|Citace:||Kudrnáč, Aleš, Pat Lyons. 2017. "Political inequality among Czech youth: How do classroom discussions foster a sense of internal political efficacy?" Young 26(5): 1-21.|
|Klíčová slova:||internal political efficacy, political inequality, social learning, political discussion, multilevel modelling|
This study explores what factors help explain why some young people have more internal political efficacy (IPE) than others. IPE refers to subjective competence to understand politics and make informed choices. IPE is important because it has a strong positive association with many forms of political participation and also enhances the legitimacy of democratic regimes. Consequently, IPE forms part of the foundations of political equality. Using data from the Czech Republic and insights from personal information, social resource and social learning models (SLMs), this study shows that variation in youth IPE is most strongly linked with discussions among family, friends and classmates. In contrast to previous work, open classroom climate was not found to have a positive link with IPE, and Campbell’s (2008, Political Behavior 30(4): 437–54) compensation hypothesis could not be accepted.