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Jennings, M. Kent

Overview
Works: 89 works in 326 publications in 2 languages and 6,645 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ796, 301.592
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Most widely held works by M. Kent Jennings
The political character of adolescence: the influence of families and schools by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows how specific agents shape the political character of adolescents, how response to these agents varies according to sex, race, and other factors, and how political learning changes through the life-cycle and across generations. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The
Generations and politics : a panel study of young adults and their parents by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kent Jennings and Richard Nieini arc recognized widely for their 1965 study of the development of political attitudes and behavior among a large, nationally representative sample of high school seniors and their parents (The Political Character of Adolescence, Princeton). Now they present the results of a follow-up study of these same individuals in 1973 along with a fresh study of 1973 high school seniors. Spanning a dramatic eight-year historical period and an important transitional phase in the life cycle of the younger generation, this material provides a unique opportunity to assess the development of political attitudes and participation. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The electoral process by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of the Federal service by Franklin P Kilpatrick( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parties in transition : a longitudinal study of party elites and party supporters by Warren E Miller( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community influentials; the elites of Atlanta by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

16 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing American schools : political interaction in local school districts by L. Harmon Zeigler( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data for this analysis of school district governance were gathered in lengthy interviews with 490 school board members and 82 school superintendents from a sample of 83 school districts. In addition, briefer interviews were conducted with 91 board members and 12 superintendents from districts in the 13 largest metropolitan areas. The study revealed a strong positive correlation between the level of political activity in a school district and the responsiveness of school board members to their constituents. However, both responsive and unresponsive boards were generally dominated by the superintendent of the district. In fact, superintendents tended to be more dominant in those districts with relatively responsive school boards, so the unresponsiveness of most school boards is of little practical consequence. The authors conclude that American school boards should actually begin to govern or else they should be abolished altogether. (Jg)
Continuities in political action : a longitudinal study of political orientations in three western democracies by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elections at home and abroad : essays in honor of Warren E. Miller by Elections at home and abroad( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative political socialization by Jack Dennis( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth-parent socialization panel study, 1965-1973 by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study has two parts: a youth panel and a parent panel. High school students and their parents were interviewed in 1965 and reinterviewed in 1973. The panel study is designed to assess political continuity and change across time for two biologically-related generations and to explore life cycle, generational, and period effects. Analysis can be performed at the aggregate as well as the individual level. Because the two samples come from the same families, parent-offspring pairs can be formed (by matching I.D. numbers). At the core of the study are a number of standard political variables available at both time points. The 1973 wave includes a number of questions that capture the political and non-political histories of the respondent across the eight-year panel period. Also included in the 1973 data are a large number of variables dealing with perspectives on public policy issues. The 1965 youth wave schedule contains detailed questions about high school experiences, and both the youth and parental schedules treat familial relationships
The student-parent socialization study : spring 1965 by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The student-parent socialization study interviewed a national cross-section sample of high school seniors and their parents in 1965. The study investigated the evolution of political orientations and inter-generational influences upon that process
High school seniors cohort study, 1965 and 1973 by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "High School Senior Cohort Study for 1965 and 1973" is a two-part machine-readable data file (mrdf) containing background information about the social and political climate of the peer groups and the entire senior classes of the high school students interviewed for the "Student-Parent Socialization Study, 1965" (icpsr-7286). The schools in each year of the study were defined from the original 97 schools in the "Student-Parent Socialization Study." Seventy-seven (77) schools cooperated in 1965; eighty-five (85) schools cooperated in 1973. The 1973 data in the second of the two files were gathered largely to provide a trend line. Within cooperating schools, all members of the senior class were given paper-pencil questionnaires and were potential respondents. Respondents in 1965 amounted to 20,674 (85% response rate); respondents in 1973 amounted to 16,929 (74% response rate). The weighted data provide a sample that can be considered representative of all high school seniors in the United States during the mid-1960s. In both years of the study, several key political measures (E.G., trust, tolerance, cosmopolitanism, partisanship, and personal measures) were used that paralleled those in the 1965 student-parent interviews. The 1965 data included more political, ethnic, and racial variables. Information about the high schools represented in each year of the study was collected from school officials through a separate school characteristics form. School characteristics data are located at the end of each dataset. Among the 115 and 141 variables captured by each file, respectively, are: attitude toward politics; concept of good citizenship; faith in government; interest in politics; attitude toward federal government; interest in public affairs; school activities; academic courses taken; personal and family background; academic plans; occupational plans. Duncan Occupation Codes are used to identify occupations. Study conclusions are reported in two publications: (1) "An Aggregate Analysis of Home and School Effects on Political Socialization," by M. Kent Jennings (Social Science Quarterly, September 1974, P.394-410); (2) "The Political Texture of Peer Groups," by Suzanne Sebert, M. Kent Jennings, and Richard G. Niemi (in "The Political Character of Adolescence," by Jennings and Niemi, Princeton University Press, 1974, Chapter 9). population: High school seniors, 1965 and 1973; high schools, 1965 and 1973. type of survey: National Survey; Sample Survey. Sample: High school seniors (1965--24,322), (1973--22,877); high schools (97). response rate: High school seniors (1965--20,674=85%), (1975--16,929=74%); high schools (1965--77=79.3%), (1973--85=87.6%). frequency: Periodic. Year of first data: 1965. year of latest data: 1973. (cdm/wtb)
The Federal civil service employees study by M. Kent Jennings( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convention Delegate Study, 1980: [United States] by Warren E Miller( )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data examine the continuities and changes between 1972 and 1981 in the careers, political participation, issue preferences, and political perspectives of the group of political activists represented by delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions during that period. Questions tap respondent attitudes toward the party and its nomination process, various issues and candidates, and political ideology. Information on the respondent's past political activity and attitudes toward political participation are also included
Youth-Parent Socialization Panel Study, 1965-1982 : Wave III by M. Kent Jennings( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this panel survey a national sample of high school seniors and their parents were interviewed in 1965, and twice later in 1973 and 1982. The survey gauges the impact of life-stage events and historical trends on the behaviors and attitudes of respondents. Each wave has a distinct focus. The 1965 data focus on high school experiences, while the 1973 data deal with the protest era. Data gathered in 1982 emphasize the maturing process and offer information relating to parental issues and family relationships. Other major areas of investigation include political participation, issue positions, group evaluations, civic orientations, personal change over time, stability in attitudes and behaviors over time, and partisanship and electoral behavior
Occupational Values and the Image of the Federal Service, 1960-1961 by Franklin P Kilpatrick( )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is concerned with the values and goals Americans find or try to find in their occupations, as well as their perceptions of the federal government as an employer
Youth-Parent Socialization Panel Study, 1965-1982 : Three Waves Combined by M. Kent Jennings( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this panel survey a national sample of high school seniors and their parents were interviewed in 1965, and again in 1973 and 1982. The survey gauges the impact of life-stage events and historical trends on the behaviors and attitudes of respondents. Each wave has a distinct focus. The 1965 data focus on high school experiences, while the 1973 data deal with the protest era. Data gathered in 1982 emphasize the maturing process and offer information relating to parental issues and family relationships. Other major areas of investigation include political participation, issue positions, group evaluations, civic orientations, personal change over time, stability in attitudes and behaviors over time, and partisanship and electoral behavior
Political Action II, 1979-1981 by M. Kent Jennings( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection focuses on conventional and unconventional forms of political participation and closely follows the format of the first Political Action study, POLITICAL ACTION: AN EIGHT NATION STUDY, 1973-1976 (ICPSR 7777). POLITICAL ACTION II consists of two parts: a second panel wave of reinterviews with respondents from the first Political Action surveys and a new cross-section sample. Topics covered include respondent's level of satisfaction with material standard of living, interest in politics, perception of privileged and under-privileged groups, opinions on various social and political issues, and ranking of important political goals. Additional variables address the performance of the present government, good and bad aspects of major left and major right parties, legitimacy of the present government and the political system in general, approval of protest behavior, participation in conventional and unconventional activities, voting behavior, attitudes toward young people, and political trust items. Background information provided for respondents includes age, sex, ethnic origin, education, religion, marital status, number of children, employment status, occupation, union membership, personal and family income, organizational memberships and activities, and father's and mother's education and political preferences ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09581
Youth-Parent Socialization Panel Study, 1965-1997 : Youth Wave IV, 1997 by M. Kent Jennings( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This panel study is part of a series of surveys designed to assess political continuity and change across time for biologically related generations and to gauge the impact of life-stage events and historical trends on the behaviors and attitudes of respondents. A national sample of high school seniors and their parents was initially interviewed in 1965 with subsequent surveys of the same individuals conducted in 1973, 1982, and 1997. This data collection consists of the fourth wave of youth interviews conducted in 1997. Individuals who were identified and located from Wave III (1982) were reinterviewed for this wave. Information was gathered on respondents' political interest, party identification, political participation, interest in public affairs, issue positions, group evaluations, civic orientations, attitudes and behaviors over time, partisanship, and electoral behavior. Respondents were queried about their views on politics, concept of a good citizen, faith in government, and attitudes toward federal government. Respondents were also asked to indicate their feelings toward labor unions, activist groups, and politicians, and to rate the influence level of certain groups. Additional information was gathered on respondents' personal and family changes since 1982. Summary variables from previous waves of this study are also available. Background variables include age, sex, religious orientation, level of religious participation, marital status, ethnicity, educational status and background, place of residence, family income, and employment status ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04023
 
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Continuities in political action : a longitudinal study of political orientations in three western democracies
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Jennings, M. K. 1934-

Jennings, Myron K. 1934-

Kent Jennings, Myron 1934-

M. Kent Jennings American politicial scientist

M. Kent Jennings Amerikaans politicoloog

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English (179)

German (2)