Global Citizenship Skills among University Students and its Relationship with their Identity Orientation

Muhammad Ayub Buzdar, Bushra Noreen & Azhar Mumtaz Saadi

Development of citizenship skills is a core purpose of schooling. It helps
the students to compete social and professional challenges in their
practical lives. Major purpose of the current study was to examine the
prevalence of global citizenship skills among university students in
Pakistan and its relationship with their identity orientations. Three
indicators of global citizenship including social responsibility, global
competence and global civic engagement were accepted to execute the
research objective. The study followed four aspects of identity
orientations including personal, social, collective and relational
orientations. 324 students enrolled in selected Pakistani public sector
universities participated in the study. Aspects of Identity Questionnaire
(AIQ-IV) developed by Cheek and Briggs (2013) and global citizenship
scale developed by Morais and Ogden (2011) were adapted as research
instruments to collect the required data. Results show that the prevalence
of global civic engagement and social responsibility is comparatively
lesser among the participants than other global citizenship skills. The
students supported all four types of identity orientations. The study
concludes that the four identity orientations have significant and direct
associations with the major global citizenship skills.

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