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Applying elastic-net regression to identify the best models predicting changes in civic purpose during the emerging adulthood

Publication Authors: 
Han, Hyemin & Dawson, Kelsie J.
Publication Year: 
2021 October 8 online
Publication Journal: 
Journal of Adolescence.

Changes in civic purpose during the emerging adulthood has been a significant research topic since it is closely associated with active civic engagement later in human lives. While standard regression methods have been used in previous studies to predict civic purpose development, they have limitations that may not always lead to best prediction models. We aimed to address these limitations by utilizing elastic-net multinomial logistic regression, which favors models with the least number of necessary predictors, in exploration of predictors for civic purpose development in a data-driven manner..

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