Advanced search
1 file | 713.81 KB Add to list

Digital issue movements : political repertoires and drivers of participation among Belgian youth in the context of ‘school strike for climate’

Cato Waeterloos (UGent) , Peter Conradie (UGent) , Michel Walrave and Koen Ponnet (UGent)
(2021) SUSTAINABILITY. 13(17).
Author
Organization
Abstract
It often remains unclear how young citizens are combining various forms of political participation, as well as why they choose some over others, especially within a single-issue movement. Moreover, little is known about how social networking sites (SNS) fit into the political repertoires of citizens. Therefore, this study explores youths’ political participation patterns in the context of the 2019 youth-led climate strikes. We rely on data from a paper and pencil survey among 498 high school students in Belgium. To identify different types of activists, the study used latent class analysis (LCA). In addition, a multinomial logistic regression was conducted to assess how identified participation types differ from each other. Four different participation repertoires regarding the climate issue were identified, each distinctive in the way they rely on different forms of political participation. In addition, membership to each of the different classes is associated with a unique set of characteristics (in terms of political efficacies, climate issue involvement, and online expression motives). The article shows how SNS make up a crucial part of youths’ issue-specific participation patterns and sheds light on the mechanisms underlying their participation choices within the climate movement.
Keywords
political participation, youth, political repertoires, climate movement, school strike for climate, latent class analysis, social media, protest, political efficacy, single-issue movement

Downloads

  • Published.pdf
    • full text (Published version)
    • |
    • open access
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 713.81 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Waeterloos, Cato, et al. “Digital Issue Movements : Political Repertoires and Drivers of Participation among Belgian Youth in the Context of ‘School Strike for Climate.’” SUSTAINABILITY, vol. 13, no. 17, 2021, doi:10.3390/su13179892.
APA
Waeterloos, C., Conradie, P., Walrave, M., & Ponnet, K. (2021). Digital issue movements : political repertoires and drivers of participation among Belgian youth in the context of “school strike for climate.” SUSTAINABILITY, 13(17). https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179892
Chicago author-date
Waeterloos, Cato, Peter Conradie, Michel Walrave, and Koen Ponnet. 2021. “Digital Issue Movements : Political Repertoires and Drivers of Participation among Belgian Youth in the Context of ‘School Strike for Climate.’” SUSTAINABILITY 13 (17). https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179892.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Waeterloos, Cato, Peter Conradie, Michel Walrave, and Koen Ponnet. 2021. “Digital Issue Movements : Political Repertoires and Drivers of Participation among Belgian Youth in the Context of ‘School Strike for Climate.’” SUSTAINABILITY 13 (17). doi:10.3390/su13179892.
Vancouver
1.
Waeterloos C, Conradie P, Walrave M, Ponnet K. Digital issue movements : political repertoires and drivers of participation among Belgian youth in the context of “school strike for climate.” SUSTAINABILITY. 2021;13(17).
IEEE
[1]
C. Waeterloos, P. Conradie, M. Walrave, and K. Ponnet, “Digital issue movements : political repertoires and drivers of participation among Belgian youth in the context of ‘school strike for climate,’” SUSTAINABILITY, vol. 13, no. 17, 2021.
@article{8719303,
  abstract     = {{It often remains unclear how young citizens are combining various forms of political participation, as well as why they choose some over others, especially within a single-issue movement. Moreover, little is known about how social networking sites (SNS) fit into the political repertoires of citizens. Therefore, this study explores youths’ political participation patterns in the context of the 2019 youth-led climate strikes. We rely on data from a paper and pencil survey among 498 high school students in Belgium. To identify different types of activists, the study used latent class analysis (LCA). In addition, a multinomial logistic regression was conducted to assess how identified participation types differ from each other. Four different participation repertoires regarding the climate issue were identified, each distinctive in the way they rely on different forms of political participation. In addition, membership to each of the different classes is associated with a unique set of characteristics (in terms of political efficacies, climate issue involvement, and online expression motives). The article shows how SNS make up a crucial part of youths’ issue-specific participation patterns and sheds light on the mechanisms underlying their participation choices within the climate movement.}},
  articleno    = {{9892}},
  author       = {{Waeterloos, Cato and Conradie, Peter and Walrave, Michel and Ponnet, Koen}},
  issn         = {{2071-1050}},
  journal      = {{SUSTAINABILITY}},
  keywords     = {{political participation,youth,political repertoires,climate movement,school strike for climate,latent class analysis,social media,protest,political efficacy,single-issue movement}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{17}},
  pages        = {{19}},
  title        = {{Digital issue movements : political repertoires and drivers of participation among Belgian youth in the context of ‘school strike for climate’}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13179892}},
  volume       = {{13}},
  year         = {{2021}},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: