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Citizen participation in a deliberative poll: Factors predicting attitude change and political engagement

Eggins, Rachael; Reynolds, Katherine J; Oakes, Penelope J.; Mavor, Kenneth

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In November, 2002, a randomly sampled body of citizens was brought together to participate in a deliberative poll on the issue of a bill of rights. Participation in deliberative polls is thought to cause attitude change and an increased sense of political engagement, but the underlying processes are little understood. We surveyed poll participants before and after the poll, proposing that either exposure to information, fair treatment or identification as a poll participant would predict...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorEggins, Rachael
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Katherine J
dc.contributor.authorOakes, Penelope J.
dc.contributor.authorMavor, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:19:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-9530
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/31633
dc.description.abstractIn November, 2002, a randomly sampled body of citizens was brought together to participate in a deliberative poll on the issue of a bill of rights. Participation in deliberative polls is thought to cause attitude change and an increased sense of political engagement, but the underlying processes are little understood. We surveyed poll participants before and after the poll, proposing that either exposure to information, fair treatment or identification as a poll participant would predict attitude change and engagement. None of these affected attitude change but all three predicted political engagement. Results suggested that participation in the poll increases levels of political engagement through its capacities to (a) give people an opportunity to exchange views in a respectful atmosphere and (b) create or increase a sense of connection to a relevant social group.
dc.publisherAustralian Psychological Society
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Psychology
dc.titleCitizen participation in a deliberative poll: Factors predicting attitude change and political engagement
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume59
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor170113 - Social and Community Psychology
local.identifier.ariespublicationU9312950xPUB84
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationEggins, Rachael, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationReynolds, Katherine J, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationOakes, Penelope J., College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMavor, Kenneth, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage94
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage100
local.identifier.doi10.1080/00049530601148389
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T08:23:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-34547284241
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