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Article Number - 358090947322


Vol.6(4), pp. 69-76 , October 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0283
ISSN: 2141-2480



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Identity, political efficacy and expected political participation among nursing students after 25th January revolution



Ebtsam Aly Abou Hashish
  • Ebtsam Aly Abou Hashish
  • Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, Egypt.
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Neama Mohamed Fouad Kamel
  • Neama Mohamed Fouad Kamel
  • Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Department, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, Egypt.
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 Received: 11 April 2014  Accepted: 12 August 2014  Published: 31 October 2014

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University students' political participation is of great significance to their own growth and it facilitates a country's democratization process. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship of personal and social identity, political efficacy and expected political participation among nursing students after 25th January 2011 Revolution of Egypt. The study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University.  A random sample of 50% of nursing students (N = 463) who enrolled in the four academic years of the faculty were included with no exclusion criteria. Data were collected in April- June 2011. The main results of the study showed that majority of nursing students perceived themselves as politically effective and have willingness to be active participants in political activities especially after 25th January revolution. In addition to a significant positive correlation between students’ identity and their political efficacy as well as their expected political participation, it is concluded that Nursing Education program  should play a positive role in raising awareness through educating students about concepts of citizenship and the importance of political participation as means to achieve growth and development in their country. Furthermore, the atmosphere of the college may contribute to higher levels of political efficacy through enhancing sense of social and political identity among students.

Key words: 25th January Revolution, politics, political efficacy, political participation, university' students.

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APA Hashish, E. A. A., & Kamel, N. M. F. (2014). Identity, political efficacy and expected political participation among nursing students after 25th January revolution. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, 6(4), 69-76.
Chicago Ebtsam Aly Abou Hashish and Neama Mohamed Fouad Kamel. "Identity, political efficacy and expected political participation among nursing students after 25th January revolution." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 6, no. 4 (2014): 69-76.
MLA Ebtsam Aly Abou Hashish and Neama Mohamed Fouad Kamel. "Identity, political efficacy and expected political participation among nursing students after 25th January revolution." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 6.4 (2014): 69-76.
   
DOI 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0283
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JPAPR/article-abstract/358090947322

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