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2017 College Senior Survey
CIRP Theme
Civic Engagement: Participation, Awareness, and Values
Graduating Seniors
Civic Engagement: Participation, Awareness, and Values relates to the levels of engagement and satisfaction with community and volunteer work during college, as well as items that reflect future orientation towards volunteer and community service.
See also CIRP Constructs: Social Agency, Civic Awareness, Civic Engagement, Pluralistic Orientation.
Graduating Seniors Men Women Construct
Montclair State University Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2 Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2 Your Inst Comp 1 Comp 2
Are you currently registered to vote?
Yes
87.7% 88.7% 87.6% 84.0% 88.1% 86.5% 88.9% 88.9% 88.2%  
Demonstrated for a cause (e.g., boycott, rally, protest)
Frequently / Occasionally
16.2% 23.5% 30.4% 13.5% 22.0% 25.8% 17.0% 24.0% 33.0% Civic
Engagement
Mean 1.22 1.28 1.36 1.19 1.27 1.30 1.22 1.29 1.39
Standard deviation 0.53 0.55 0.58 0.52 0.54 0.55 0.53 0.55 0.59
Significance - ** - - **
Effect size - -0.11 -0.24 - -0.15 -0.20 - -0.13 -0.29
Helped raise money for a cause or campaign
Frequently / Occasionally
43.6% 42.0% 58.8% 43.2% 38.5% 56.0% 43.8% 43.1% 60.5% Civic
Engagement
Mean 1.62 1.57 1.76 1.51 1.49 1.71 1.66 1.59 1.79
Standard deviation 0.78 0.74 0.72 0.65 0.67 0.71 0.82 0.75 0.73
Significance - * - - *
Effect size - 0.07 -0.19 - 0.03 -0.28 - 0.09 -0.18
Publicly communicated your opinion about a cause (e.g., blog, email, petition)
Frequently / Occasionally
51.2% 50.0% 56.5% 45.9% 48.8% 53.7% 52.7% 50.4% 58.1% Civic
Engagement
Mean 1.72 1.69 1.74 1.62 1.66 1.68 1.75 1.70 1.78
Standard deviation 0.79 0.77 0.74 0.76 0.75 0.72 0.80 0.78 0.75
Significance - - -
Effect size - 0.04 -0.03 - -0.05 -0.08 - 0.06 -0.04
Please indicate your agreement with each of the following statements. This institution has contributed to my:

Understanding of the problems facing your community
Strongly agree / Agree
76.6% 77.6% 82.7% 80.0% 77.3% 83.2% 75.5% 77.7% 82.3% Civic
Awareness
Mean 2.96 3.04 3.08 2.89 3.01 3.09 2.98 3.05 3.08
Standard deviation 0.70 0.77 0.71 0.63 0.80 0.71 0.72 0.76 0.70
Significance - * - -
Effect size - -0.10 -0.17 - -0.15 -0.28 - -0.09 -0.14
Understanding of national issues
Strongly agree / Agree
75.9% 78.1% 81.8% 68.6% 73.3% 82.1% 78.3% 79.7% 81.7% Civic
Awareness
Mean 2.91 3.04 3.05 2.74 2.96 3.06 2.96 3.06 3.05
Standard deviation 0.71 0.76 0.70 0.66 0.82 0.71 0.72 0.73 0.69
Significance - * - ** -
Effect size - -0.17 -0.20 - -0.27 -0.45 - -0.14 -0.13
Understanding of global issues
Strongly agree / Agree
77.1% 75.0% 77.8% 71.4% 69.3% 75.1% 79.0% 76.9% 79.4% Civic
Awareness
Mean 2.95 2.98 2.99 2.83 2.88 2.95 2.99 3.01 3.02
Standard deviation 0.72 0.80 0.74 0.79 0.86 0.76 0.70 0.78 0.73
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.04 -0.05 - -0.06 -0.16 - -0.03 -0.04
For the activities listed below, please indicate how often you engaged in each during the past year.

Performed volunteer or community service work
Frequently / Occasionally
60.6% 70.1% 73.5% 61.8% 58.8% 66.9% 60.2% 73.8% 77.1% Civic
Engagement
Mean 1.83 1.96 1.93 1.82 1.72 1.81 1.83 2.03 2.00
Standard deviation 0.77 0.75 0.68 0.76 0.69 0.66 0.78 0.75 0.68
Significance - - - * *
Effect size - -0.17 -0.15 - 0.14 0.02 - -0.27 -0.25
Discussed politics
Frequently / Occasionally
73.0% 82.5% 87.3% 88.2% 84.7% 88.8% 67.9% 81.8% 86.4%  
Mean 1.91 2.12 2.22 2.03 2.19 2.25 1.86 2.10 2.20  
Standard deviation 0.66 0.68 0.65 0.52 0.68 0.64 0.70 0.67 0.66  
Significance - *** *** - * - *** ***  
Effect size - -0.31 -0.48 - -0.24 -0.34 - -0.36 -0.52  
Worked on a local, state, or national political campaign
Frequently / Occasionally
9.5% 8.9% 10.6% 11.7% 9.0% 11.9% 8.8% 8.9% 9.8% Civic
Engagement
Mean 1.13 1.11 1.12 1.15 1.10 1.14 1.12 1.11 1.12
Standard deviation 0.41 0.37 0.38 0.44 0.33 0.39 0.41 0.38 0.38
Significance - - -
Effect size - 0.05 0.03 - 0.15 0.03 - 0.03 0.00
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:

I am interested in seeking information about current social and political issues
Strongly agree / Agree
48.1% 60.8% 71.6% 61.3% 63.7% 72.0% 43.8% 59.9% 71.3% Civic
Engagement
Mean 2.40 2.67 2.90 2.71 2.73 2.90 2.31 2.66 2.89
Standard deviation 0.98 0.98 0.89 0.90 0.90 0.87 0.99 1.00 0.90
Significance - ** *** - - ** ***
Effect size - -0.28 -0.56 - -0.02 -0.22 - -0.35 -0.64
Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age.

Ability to see the world from someone else's perspective
Highest 10% / Above average
80.4% 83.4% 83.9% 80.0% 82.7% 82.3% 80.6% 83.6% 84.8% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 4.14 4.21 4.15 4.29 4.24 4.15 4.10 4.20 4.15
Standard deviation 0.80 0.77 0.71 0.79 0.81 0.76 0.80 0.75 0.68
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.09 -0.01 - 0.06 0.18 - -0.13 -0.07
Tolerance of others with different beliefs
Highest 10% / Above average
77.1% 83.5% 81.8% 77.2% 81.6% 80.7% 77.1% 84.1% 82.6% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 4.10 4.22 4.14 4.06 4.23 4.14 4.11 4.22 4.13
Standard deviation 0.84 0.79 0.75 0.87 0.86 0.79 0.83 0.76 0.72
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.15 -0.05 - -0.20 -0.10 - -0.14 -0.03
Openness to having my own views challenged
Highest 10% / Above average
62.7% 66.3% 67.0% 62.9% 76.4% 72.3% 62.7% 63.1% 64.1% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 3.80 3.88 3.87 3.83 4.08 3.98 3.79 3.82 3.80
Standard deviation 0.89 0.87 0.81 0.98 0.84 0.82 0.87 0.87 0.79
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.09 -0.09 - -0.30 -0.18 - -0.03 -0.01
Ability to discuss and negotiate controversial issues
Highest 10% / Above average
68.0% 70.1% 71.0% 65.7% 76.3% 77.5% 68.6% 68.2% 67.3% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 3.85 3.94 3.94 3.91 4.16 4.10 3.83 3.87 3.85
Standard deviation 0.99 0.94 0.85 0.98 0.90 0.84 1.00 0.94 0.85
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.10 -0.11 - -0.28 -0.23 - -0.04 -0.02
Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age.

Ability to work cooperatively with diverse people
Highest 10% / Above average
88.2% 90.4% 87.6% 85.7% 88.2% 85.8% 88.9% 91.0% 88.5% Pluralistic
Orientation
Mean 4.37 4.42 4.31 4.29 4.39 4.29 4.39 4.43 4.32
Standard deviation 0.79 0.71 0.71 0.86 0.78 0.74 0.77 0.69 0.68
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.07 0.08 - -0.13 0.00 - -0.06 0.10
Indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following:

Influencing social values
Essential / Very important
58.8% 63.7% 58.6% 62.9% 55.9% 53.2% 57.6% 66.0% 61.7% Civic
Engagement
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Social
Agency
Mean 2.76 2.78 2.67 2.89 2.63 2.57 2.72 2.82 2.73
Standard deviation 0.93 0.93 0.90 0.89 0.99 0.94 0.94 0.91 0.88
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.02 0.10 - 0.26 0.34 - -0.11 -0.01
Helping others who are in difficulty
Essential / Very important
81.5% 84.2% 83.4% 85.7% 79.4% 77.9% 80.3% 85.7% 86.6% Social
Agency
Mean 3.23 3.26 3.22 3.39 3.16 3.10 3.18 3.29 3.29
Standard deviation 0.74 0.76 0.75 0.74 0.82 0.79 0.74 0.74 0.71
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.04 0.01 - 0.28 0.37 - -0.15 -0.15
Participating in a community action program
Essential / Very important
36.7% 46.5% 45.3% 42.8% 38.4% 39.6% 34.8% 49.0% 48.5% Social
Agency
Mean 2.24 2.41 2.42 2.36 2.23 2.30 2.21 2.47 2.49
Standard deviation 0.97 0.98 0.93 1.13 0.99 0.93 0.92 0.98 0.92
Significance - * - - * **
Effect size - -0.17 -0.19 - 0.13 0.06 - -0.27 -0.30
Indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following:

Helping to promote racial understanding
Essential / Very important
50.8% 55.4% 52.0% 46.5% 43.8% 45.4% 52.2% 59.0% 55.7% Social
Agency
Mean 2.58 2.64 2.58 2.64 2.37 2.44 2.57 2.73 2.66
Standard deviation 0.97 1.01 0.95 1.03 1.05 0.96 0.95 0.98 0.94
Significance - - -
Effect size - -0.06 0.00 - 0.26 0.21 - -0.16 -0.10
Keeping up to date with political affairs
Essential / Very important
45.0% 49.7% 55.7% 46.4% 52.7% 57.2% 44.6% 48.8% 54.9% Civic
Engagement
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Social
Agency
Mean 2.46 2.54 2.65 2.64 2.60 2.69 2.40 2.51 2.63
Standard deviation 1.00 0.99 0.94 0.95 0.95 0.93 1.02 1.01 0.94
Significance - * - - *
Effect size - -0.08 -0.20 - 0.04 -0.05 - -0.11 -0.24
Becoming a community leader
Essential / Very important
43.2% 46.4% 49.3% 39.3% 43.2% 49.7% 44.5% 47.4% 49.1% Social
Agency
Mean 2.48 2.43 2.51 2.54 2.38 2.52 2.47 2.44 2.51
Standard deviation 0.98 1.03 0.96 1.07 1.03 0.96 0.96 1.03 0.96
Significance - - -
Effect size - 0.05 -0.03 - 0.16 0.02 - 0.03 -0.04