Political Culture of Students at University of Riau

Irwan Iskandar


This study aimed to describe perceptions of students at University of Riau for necessity of politics and general elections system and to examine them into political orientations suitable to the students. The sample was taken by using the method of data collection called purposive sampling. The samples used are 27 students representing nine faculties. Data were processed by examining all interviews and then analysing by using political culture approach. The results showed that most students perceived that politics is important in human life. Hence, they keep eager to know the latest political information. Secondly, most students agreed with the implementation of direct election system. For that, they agreed that being abstain in general elections is rejected. Thirdly, political orientations occurred among students was affective orientation.

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