Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society
Civic engagement is beneficial for individuals and the overall communities they live in. There is currently a gap in our literature regarding studies about civic engagement among immigrants and refugees. The purpose of this study was to examine civic attitudes, civic engagement, and their potential predictors among Iranian immigrants and refugees in the U.S. In total, these researchers recruited 52 participants and administered an internet-based, four-section questionnaire. They found very positive civic attitudes, as well as a high level of engagement in different civic activities among this group. Applying multiple linear regression analysis, the results indicated that female participants and those with higher English language proficiency have significantly more positive civic attitudes. Additionally, civic attitude was the only significant predictor of the level of civic engagement. Implications to improve civic attitudes and engagement are discussed.
Bishop, Christine Marie and Makki Alamdari, Sara, "Civic Engagement among Iranians in the United States" (2020). Faculty Publications. 11.