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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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BRUSSINO, Silvina; RABBIA, Hugo H.  and  SORRIBAS, Patricia. Sociocognitive profiles of the political participation of youth. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.2, pp. 279-287. ISSN 0034-9690.

The main purpose of the research is to establish the discriminant power of political interest, political knowledge, political efficacy and political confidence among the different modes of political participation (non-participation, conventional participation and non-conventional participation) of young people in Córdoba/Argentina. 300 young people from 18 to 30 years old - choiced by a non random sampling - give his consent to participate in the study. A discriminant analysis with 3-groups was applied to all the psycho-social variables. The obtained results allow developing a model in wich all sociocognitives variables (but external efficacy and political confidence) have a good discriminatory power of the different modes of political participation. Furthermore, the paper discusses differentiated sociocognitives profiles of young people who participate in politics.

Keywords : Political participation; Political efficacy; Political knowledge; Political interest; Youth.

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