Survey of Botswana Political Participation, 1970: Secondary School Sample (ICPSR 7351)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
John D. Holm

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This study is part of a larger investigation that focused on political awareness and participation in Botswana. Three separate surveys were conducted, with an elite sample (SURVEY OF BOTSWANA POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, 1970: ELITE SAMPLE [ICPSR 7350]), a sample of the adult population ((SURVEY OF BOTSWANA POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, 1970: MASS SAMPLE [ICPSR 7362]), and a sample of secondary school students (the present study). The questionnaire elicited views on the structure of local and national decision-making processes and the relationship between traditional (tribal) and modern (elected) loci of power. Variables assessed respondents' perceptions of the power structure, their participation in local politics and other decision-making processes, their political knowledge, and views of community cohesion. Demographic data include age, sex, religion, tribal affiliation, intra-tribal class, media usage, parents' occupations, and sources of income.

Holm, John D. Survey of Botswana Political Participation, 1970: Secondary School Sample. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Three vocational ("workers' brigade") schools and five regular secondary schools with different curricula, student-body compositions, and sources of financial support were selected for the sample. Classes of beginning, intermediate, and graduating students were then selected within the sampled schools and all students in these classes were asked to complete the questionnaire.

Secondary-school students in Botswana.

self-enumerated questionnaires

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