Neighbourhood participation as a proxy to civic engagement

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Civic engagement refers to community involvement with the aim of community empowerment through collective actions. A community active in civic engagement tends to foster social capital that can be generalized into society as a whole. This study investigates the encouragement of civic engagement via neighbourhood factors. A total of 400 Malaysians, aged between 18 to 65 years, residing in Klang Valley, have been chosen to participate in the research using quota sampling. The results show that the neighbourhood, perceived as safe and high in neighbourhood social capital and active in organizing neighbourhood activities, are associated with higher civic engagement. It suggests the significance of promoting individual involvement in neighbourhood in order to enhance the process of successful citizenship training at the national level. Thus, local authority should look into the organization for more meaningful and regular neighbourhood activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume21
Issue numberDecember
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Civic engagement
  • Community
  • Neighbourhood
  • Social capital
  • Social cohesion

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Neighbourhood participation as a proxy to civic engagement. / Chong, Sheau Tsuey; Ten, Wei Keat; Er, Ah Choy; Koh, Choon Lian Denise.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 21, No. December, 01.12.2013, p. 143-154.

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