The article is an expression of search for the motivational role of religiosity in individuals’ civic activity. Mature civic attitude is shaped by the person’s values, individual and communal needs, and experience. The main thesis of the presented study is that the relation between religiosity and human will in many points overlap with the factors which determine the citizen’s activity for the benefit of the community. Stefan Huber’s Centrality of Religiosity Scale emphasizing the primary importance of the motivational value of religiosity and an original scale measuring civic involvement were used in the study (N = 732). The study proved that religiosity mostly serves as a civic involvement predictor among women from the middle age group. Although a higher level of civic involvement was found in men, religiosity did not prove to be a significant factor explaining its higher level, which means that the determinants for it need to be sought in other spheres.
Research Article| February 01 2018
Centrality of religiosity versus civic involvement. The case of Poland
Agnieszka Turska-Kawa *
University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Political Sciences and Journalism, Katowice, Poland
* University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Political Sciences and Journalism, ul. Bankowa 11, 40-007 Katowice, Poland. E-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2018) 51 (1): 39–48.
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Agnieszka Turska-Kawa; Centrality of religiosity versus civic involvement. The case of Poland. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 March 2018; 51 (1): 39–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2018.01.002
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