Evaluating the Collective Consideration in the Measurement of Political Efficacy
Politically oriented collective efficacy has yet to be explored as a unique and distinct construct. Effects of assessments about politically organized collectives may likely contribute in significant ways to the political experience. First, Pearson correlations were calculated to evaluate the relationship between individual political efficacy and politically oriented collective efficacy where respective dimensions correlated moderately to weakly. Multiple Linear Regression also indicated that collective assessment scores significantly contributed to the prediction of civic engagement beliefs. Lastly moderation tests indicated that party affiliation significantly moderated the ability of capacity beliefs about politically oriented collective's to explain variance in civic engagement belief scores.