Social essay

 

Respondent Code: _____________ Interviewer: ____________________
* Adapted from:
Stellmacher, J. and Sommer, G. (2008) Human Rights Education: An Evaluation of University Seminars. Social
psychology, 39(1):70-80.
Cohrs, J.C., Maes, J., Moschner, B. and Kielmann, S. (2007) Determinants of Human Rights Attitudes and Behavior:
A Comparison and Integration of Psychological Perspectives. Political Psychology, 28(4): 441-469.
Research Interviewing Exercise*
1. National and international politics often refer to human rights. Please name all the
human rights that you know.
2. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements:
Statement Strongly
agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
disagree
a) Human rights are of concern to all of
us, so everyone should consider how
he or she can be committed to the
adherence of human rights.
b) The work of human rights
organizations such as Amnesty
International is worth being supported
without qualification.
c) I am very much personally affected
when I am once again reminded by
the news of how many violations of
human rights take place in this world.
d) There are more important topics than
the question of human rights, just
think of the global economic and
ecological problems.
e) Personal engagement for human
rights is not essential because much
is being done already.Respondent Code: _____________ Interviewer: ____________________
* Adapted from:
Stellmacher, J. and Sommer, G. (2008) Human Rights Education: An Evaluation of University Seminars. Social
psychology, 39(1):70-80.
Cohrs, J.C., Maes, J., Moschner, B. and Kielmann, S. (2007) Determinants of Human Rights Attitudes and Behavior:
A Comparison and Integration of Psychological Perspectives. Political Psychology, 28(4): 441-469.
3. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements:
Statement Strongly
agree
Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
disagree
a) Even in times of crisis, everyone
should be equal before the law and
entitled to equal protection of the
law.
b) Every person who is accused of a
severe crime should be considered
innocent until proven guilty in a fair
trial.
c) Every person should have the right
to choose his or her religion and
philosophy of life and to express it in
private or public.
d) There are times when people should
be kept from expressing their
opinion.
e) There are times when the restriction
of freedom of press is justified.
f) Every country should have the right
to denationalize a person if he or she
threatens the country’s security.
g) Even in times of crisis, everyone
should have the right to assemble
peacefully and to form associations.
h) Even in times of crisis, every citizen
should have the right to take his or
her convictions to the streets.
4. Please respond yes or no to the following questions:
Question Yes No
a) Have you ever signed a petition in favour of protecting human rights?
b) Have you ever participated in demonstration in favour of protecting human
rights?
c) Have you ever donated money to an organisation that advocates for human
rights?
5. How old are you?……………..(years)
6. What is your gender? (Please circle one) Female Male Other

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