The Relationship Between Political Alienation and Non-voting Intentions on Student Executive Boards at The State University of Malang


This study uses quantitative methods to determine the relationship between political alienation and non-voting intentions in Student’s Executive Boards Member. This study used a correlational descriptive design with the subjects of 92 people who were members of the Student’s Executive Boards of all faculties at the State University of Malang. Political alienation data were collected through the political alienation scale with a reliability rate of 0.888, calculated using the Alfa Cronbach formula. The data analysis technique in this study used multinomial logistic regression analysis with the help of SPSS. The results of this study are that most students have a moderate to a high level of political alienation, with 48.91% having a moderate level of political alienation and 45.65% having a high level of political alienation. Regarding voting intention, 42.39% of the research participants intended to vote, 32.61% intended not to vote, and the rest were undecided. A significant positive relationship between political alienation and non-voting intentions is shown by a coefficient result of 0.852.

Keywords: political alienation, non-voting intentions

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