Respecification of Factors Affecting Vote Turnout: A Test of Three Competing Models

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This study tests hypothesized causal relationships between predictor variables and voter turnout. Attention is focused on the psychological and attitudinal dimensions of turnout. Using data from the 1980 National Election Study of the Center for Political Studies, recursive and nonrecursive causal models are constructed to test the effects of election specific factors, social psychological factors, and rational choice based factors on voter turnout. Self-reported turnout is used as the primary dependent variable in all models. Validity tests support use, despite acknowledged limitations.

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McClure, David Lawson December 1983.

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This study tests hypothesized causal relationships between predictor variables and voter turnout. Attention is focused on the psychological and attitudinal dimensions of turnout. Using data from the 1980 National Election Study of the Center for Political Studies, recursive and nonrecursive causal models are constructed to test the effects of election specific factors, social psychological factors, and rational choice based factors on voter turnout. Self-reported turnout is used as the primary dependent variable in all models. Validity tests support use, despite acknowledged limitations.

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McClure, David Lawson. Respecification of Factors Affecting Vote Turnout: A Test of Three Competing Models, dissertation, December 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331668/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .