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dc.contributor.advisorBernat, Frances P.en_US
dc.creatorAlvarez, Carlosen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T18:26:27Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T18:26:27Z
dc.date.created2016-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.4/108
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to understand Hispanic students’ public opinion on whether they want to protect their civil liberties or prefer more national security to respond to terrorism. I sent an electronic survey to 900 students attending a South Texas university with 193 completed surveys returned. I replicated eight individual counter-terrorism measures from Welch (2015), and derived a component dependent variable using a data reduction technique called principal component analysis. In this study, my independent variables are measures of nationalism, ethnocentrism, and political affiliation. Political affiliation was significantly related to the support for counter-terrorism policy, and the gender of respondents had a significant main effect. Furthermore, females did not support counter-terrorism policies if it meant subjugating their civil liberties. Male respondents supported counter-terrorism policy for more national security, despite the loss of some civil liberties. My study contributes to the fundamental understanding of the role of gender in the support for counter-terrorism policies.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M International Universityen_US
dc.subjectCivil libertiesen_US
dc.subjectCounter-Terrorism Policyen_US
dc.subjectHispanic Americansen_US
dc.subjectPolitical affiliationen_US
dc.subjectEthnocentrismen_US
dc.subjectNationalismen_US
dc.subjectLatinosen_US
dc.subjectCivil rightsen_US
dc.subjectTerrorism--Preventionen_US
dc.subjectCounter-terrorismen_US
dc.subjectHispanic American college studentsen_US
dc.subjectParty affiliationen_US
dc.titleCivil Liberties V. National Security: A Study of Hispanic Students' Public Opinionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.updated2017-06-07T18:26:28Z
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thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCriminal Justiceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M International Universityen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-2518-5377


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