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Western Undergraduate Psychology Journal

Abstract

Examination of civic engagement among young adults has stressed the importance of participation and the need to engage with younger generations in a modern environment. In a survey study of 100 undergraduate students, the theory of planned behavior was used to predict engagement of students with contemporary environmental issues, and the effect of social networking usage upon engagement was examined. Findings underscore the importance of internal control and subjective norms on individual engagement, and highlight the positive effects of social networking usage on participation of undergraduate students. Discussion of results centers upon potential actionable methods which can increase engagement of undergraduate students in environmental issues through civic behaviours and participation.


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