The word of “CITIZENSHIP” means being a member of a country As a member of a country every individual has positive or negative attitudes towards to civic context Living within a consistent civic context leads to civic engagement in late adolescence and into young adulthood Investigating whether social context during early adolescence has an effect in civic behavior in late adolescence Erikson’s (1966) Theory of Development an identity search begins in early adolescence and internal and external experiences during childhood and adolescence are accumulated and lead to a commitment to particular values and beliefs. Colby & Damon’s (1999) Moral Socialization Theory that parents, peers, culture, and society socialize individuals to have a sense of moral commitment to various goals and behaviors; Original Model: Revised Model: Participants 1000 randomly participants 51% Male | 49% female 61% of participant were African American and 39% were European American Material Questionnarie from previous longitudinal studies and validateted scales Ex: # what youth would do if they had three wishes #what they would do if they had one million dollars Procedure Data were collecting historical periods It started at 1991 and took 6 waves to end Use only 3 waves for this article 8th , 11th and post high school waves Factor analysis and structural equation model (SEM) used for statistical data **SEM: compare the results with previous reseach for the validity. Youth who were involved in religious activities in early adolescence showed more civic participation in late adolescence. There was a positive correlation between civic engagement in early adolescence and civic participation in late adolescence. African American students also had higher levels of religiosity Females had higher levels peer support during early adolescent compared to males And in 11th grade, females were had higher levels of civic behavior than males Hypothesis was supported. We can say that it is possible to predict positive citizenship from adolesence to young adulthood. And there is important effect of meaning of civic contex Results showed that living a civic context contributes to the development of civic engagement, such as family and peer influences, predicts later civic engagement. Additionaly information; There is significant gender differences about civic identity Females are more significant predictors than males Data were collected from a community-based sample of African American and European American youth only. Can’t be generalize to other countries or ethnicities. Researcher did not examine the quality of the activities in which participants were involved. Researcher focused only one type of civic engagement, which is a selection of prosocial behaviors. ( no political involvement or social activism) Zaff, J.F., Malanchuk, O., & Eccles, S.J. (2008). Predicting positive citizenship from adolescence to young adulthood: The effects of a civic context. Applied Development Science, 12(1), 38-53.