Assessing democratic engagement through student organizations
Robiadek, Katherine M.
Strachan, J. Cherie
Bennion, Elizabeth A.
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Citation (published version)Katherine M Robiadek, J Cherie Strachan, Elizabeth A Bennion. 2019. "Assessing democratic engagement through student organizations." Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp. 595 - 607. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2019.1648277
The National Survey of Student Leaders (NSSL) is the first initiative extending scholarly insights about democratic benefits of participation in civil society associations to student organizations and their leaders on campus in order to assess democratic engagement as well as civic and political learning. This article describes NSSL and presents overall first-round data as a way to highlight recommendations for student affairs practitioners when assessing democratic outcomes from student organizations’ activities, structures, and leadership.