Political interest, cognitive ability and personality : determinants of voter turnout in Britain (version 1.5)

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dc.contributor.authorDenny, Kevin-
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Orla-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-29T14:22:35Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-29T14:22:35Z-
dc.date.issued2005-06-
dc.identifier.other200511en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/174-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses longitudinal data from the National Cohort Development Study (NCDS) to investigate the determinants of voter turnout in the 1997 British General Election. It introduces measures of cognitive ability and personality into models of electoral participation and finds that firstly, their inclusion reduces the impact of education and secondly, that standard turnout models may be biased by the inclusion of the much used “interest in politics” measure. A bivariate probit model of turnout and interest then shows that individuals with high ability, an aggressive personality and a sense of civic duty are more likely to both turn out to vote and to have an interest in politics.en
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dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin; School of Economicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP05/11en
dc.relation.hasversionDenny, K. and Doyle, O. (2008) 'Political Interest, Cognitive Ability and Personality : Determinants of Voter Turnout in Britain'. British Journal of Political Science, 38 (2): 291–310en
dc.subjectTurnouten
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectAbilityen
dc.subjectPersonalityen
dc.subject.lcshVoting researchen
dc.subject.lcshPolitical psychologyen
dc.titlePolitical interest, cognitive ability and personality : determinants of voter turnout in Britain (version 1.5)en
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.internal.authorurlKevin Denny (web page)en
dc.internal.authorurlhttp://www.ucd.ie/economic/staff/kdenny/kdenny.htmlen
dc.internal.authorurlOrla Doyle (web page)en
dc.internal.authorurlhttp://geary.ucd.ie/humandev/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34en
dc.internal.authorcontactotherKevin Denny - Email: kevin.denny@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 4632en
dc.internal.authorcontactotherOrla Doyle - Email: orla.doyle@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 7637en
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dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.internal.webversionshttp://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2005/WP05.11.pdf-
dc.statusNot peer revieweden
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dc.neeo.contributorDoyle|Orla|aut|-
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