First Advisor

Dr. Lalaine Sevillano

Date of Award

Fall 12-2023

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Social Work and University Honors

Department

Social Work

Language

English

Subjects

Oregon, Rural-urban Divide, Critical Consciousness, Political Divide, Portland, rural issues

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between conceptions of Critical Consciousness (CC) and urban vs. rural geographic location type. Participants (N = 31) completed the Short Critical Consciousness Scale (CCS-S, Rapa et al., 2020), and 25 additional questions regarding potential location-based Idealogical differences. No measurable differences were found regarding differences in conceptions of critical consciousness (using CCS-S scores) based on rural-urban location, however, other responses supported some current research regarding political typology. Additional research is needed to fully understand this topic.

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