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Education and Citizenship in East Africa, 1966-1967: Kenya Sample (ICPSR 7301)

Principal Investigator(s): Prewitt, Kenneth


This study includes four datasets collected from four different samples of primary and secondary school students from Kenya and the country's capital, Nairobi. Four separate questionnaires were used, one for each sample. Although they basically probed the same issues, the secondary school questionnaires were able to explore attitudes in greater depth and to investigate the degree of racial and religious prejudices. The study focused on feelings of the student toward the teacher and the educational system, trust in others, attitudes toward the political system, and the respondents' conception of the relationship between the educational system and the economic and political systems. Several questions attempted to assess whether the students believed that an education would help them in the future with respect to employment, influencing the government, and being a good citizen. Background data such as age, race, religion, and education of parents were also collected.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Kenya Primary School - Download All Files (3.652 MB)
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DS2:  Nairobi Primary School - Download All Files (3.771 MB)
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DS3:  Kenya General School - Download All Files (3.787 MB)
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DS4:  Nairobi Secondary School - Download All Files (4.43 MB)
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Study Description


Prewitt, Kenneth. Education and Citizenship in East Africa, 1966-1967: Kenya Sample. ICPSR07301-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-01-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07301.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07301.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    citizenship, educational opportunities, educational system, elementary school students, employment potential, political attitudes, prejudice, racial attitudes, racial discrimination, religious beliefs, secondary school students, social attitudes, student attitudes, student teacher relationship, trust in government

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Kenya, Nairobi

Time Period:   

  • 1966--1967

Date of Collection:   

  • 1966--1967

Universe:    Part 1: Primary school students from Kenya. Part 2: Primary school students from Nairobi. Part 3: Secondary school students from Kenya. Part 4: Secondary school students from Nairobi.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

Version History:

  • 2010-01-05 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2006-01-18 File CB7301.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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