Norms of Citizenship and Political Engagement of Young Adults


  • Talatu Salihu Ahmadu Federal College of Education, P.M.B 3045, Kano. Nigeria


Political engagement, Citizen norms, Partial Least Squares (PLS-SEM)


This paper explores the influence of citizen norms on political engagement. A sample of two hundred and seventy five (275) students from two universities sited in the northwest Nigeria partook in the study through stratified proportionate method. Participants completed a (five) Likert scale questionnaire in a cross-sectional survey using quantitative design. Drawing from Thompson’s democracy theory, this study examined the relationship between citizen norms and political engagement. The SmartPLS 3 software was adopted in analyzing the data collected. The results maintained the hypothesized effect of duty and engaged based norms on political engagement of youngsters. This implies a substantial effect, hence propagating extant literature on political engagement. 


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