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DELFINO, Gisela Isabel; ZUBIETA, Elena Mercedes  and  MURATORI, Marcela. Political participation types: confirmatory factorial analyzes with college students of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rev. psicol. polít. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.27, pp.301-318. ISSN 1519-549X.

Several studies have attempted to define and classify different types of political participation. Present study analyzes political participation factorial structure of in Argentina context. The sample is composed by 496 college students from Buenos Aires. A scale constructed ad hoc from Sabucedo e col. (1992) was used. Results reveal a pattern of political participation with two major dimensions: proselytizing or institutional involvement and direct participation or mobilization (divided into peaceful and aggressive). Model shows good fit indices. Furthermore, statistically significant differences were found in terms of sociodemographic data, interest in politics and political orientation.

Keywords : Political participation; Confirmatory factor model; Mobilization; Ideology; College students.

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