Civicmindedness, personality and discipline selection in higher education

Joseph Van Matre, Arjen de Wit, Rene Bekkers & Mariette Huizinga
This study examines the ways that civicmindedness (operationalized in this study by two measures: civic efficacy [CE] and service motivation [SM]) are correlated with factors of the five-factor model of personality (McCrae 2009), and how civicmindedness is distributed across disciplines of study. We use data from a survey that was distributed to all undergraduate students who are newly enrolling at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for the fall 2021 term. We use structural equation modeling to determine...
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