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Date Permissions Signed

5-25-2012

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Donovan, Todd

Second Advisor

Salazar, Debra J.

Third Advisor

Whitaker, Eric A.

Abstract

For decades now, the nature of independent learners has been a source of debate and dispute. Are those people who self-identify as independent learners skeptical, critical thinkers, or are they actually closet partisans who are simply denying their partisanship. Questions of religiosity are used as proxies to measure an individual's inclination towards affect in general. The question asked is whether independent leaners show lower levels of religiosity than both strong and weak partisans.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

794690290

Digital Format

application/pdf

Geographic Coverage

United States

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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