HSS-okładka-30-2023-04 - part II


civic engagement
psychological perspective
Schwartz’s model of values
service and political activity
four-form model of civic engagement


This article aims to examine the relationships between various forms of civic engagement and values, using a four-form model of civic engagement and the Shalom Schwartz model of values. The forms of civic engagement are social involvement, social participation, individual political activity, and political participation. The study was conducted on a sample of 203 respondents from various regions of Poland. The regression analysis revealed that the different forms of civic engagement were explained by a specific set of values. Service-oriented activity (social involvement and social participation) was more strongly associated with values than political activity. Poland is characterized by the insignificance of universalism in explaining various forms of civic engagement, while power and security are important in explaining individual political activity. The article also outlines the limitations of the current study and provides directions for future research.



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