The Impact of the 2019 Lebanese Multidimensional Crisis on Young Adults’ Political Attitudes and Behavior

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dc.contributor.author Issa, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-27T11:09:44Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-27T11:09:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-06-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14147
dc.description.abstract How do economic crises affect individuals’ political attitudes and behavior? The thesis sheds light on the impact of the 2019 Lebanese multidimensional crisis on young adults’ political attitudes and behavior. For more than two years, Lebanon has been assailed by overlapping economic and social crises, including severe economic depression, a banking crisis, currency devaluation, the Beirut Port explosion of August 4, 2020, political stalemate over the formation of a new government, and the Covid-19 pandemic. To gauge the impact of this multidimensional crisis, this study employs a qualitative analysis of focus group discussions with Lebanese young adults aged between 21 and 27 who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Findings show that the 2019 multidimensional crisis had a significant negative impact on young adults’ political attitudes and behavior, affecting their affiliations, political interest, and trust. This crisis has led to an increase in political mistrust, alteration in political affiliations, and a gradual decrease in political interest. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Crises -- Psychological aspects -- Lebanon -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Crises -- Political aspects -- Lebanon -- History -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Young adults -- Lebanon -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Political psychology -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Impact of the 2019 Lebanese Multidimensional Crisis on Young Adults’ Political Attitudes and Behavior en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201706589 en_US
dc.author.commembers Salamey, Imad
dc.author.commembers Reda, Latife
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (viii, 87 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords Economic crises en_US
dc.keywords Political Attitudes en_US
dc.keywords Political Behavior en_US
dc.keywords Young Adults en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords The 2019 Multidimensional Lebanese Crisis en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-86). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.475
dc.author.email maria.issa01@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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