Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2013 Sara Maria Estevez Cores
The current study examined the factors that affect female political participation in students at women’s colleges and coeducational institutions. The first part of the study consisted of building a model to explain female political participation based on previous research findings. The second part of the study consisted of examining differences between the model and the levels of participation among the two groups. Results showed that only self-esteem, femininity, feminist identification and knowledge of female political leaders significantly impacted political participation. No structural differences in the model were found between the groups. Students at women’s colleges had significantly higher means in political activity than their counterparts at coeducational institutions but there were no significant mean differences in political participation.
Estevez Cores, Sara Maria, "Female Political Participation in Women’s Colleges vs. Coeducational Institutions" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 238.