International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Determinants of Rural Youth’s Attitude and Involvement in Bangladesh Politics
Md. Mamun-ur-Rashid, Qijie Gao

This study seeks to understand political attitude and determining variables those are assumed to relate and explain the variance degree of political attitude of rural youth. The study revealed that 37.9 percent youth are not involved with politics and almost half of the respondents had moderate positive attitude towards present politics. Among the involved youth 35 percent are general members, 18.1 percent executive committee member and 8.6 percent served as president or secretary in the local bodies of political parties. Bi-variate analysis estimated that family size, agricultural knowledge, organizational participation and communication exposure were significantly correlated with political attitude of rural youth whereas, age, organizational participation, communication exposure, perceived prevalence of leadership traits and political attitude had positive significant correlation with involvement in politics. Stepwise multiple regressions mirrored that agricultural knowledge; organizational participation and communication exposure jointly contributed to 30.6 percent variation in prediction of political attitude.

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