oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The moderating role of political interest: Investigating involvement in institutional and non-institutional political participation among young adults in Sweden
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (CIVIC - The Center for Studies on Civic Engagement)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8281-2138
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Politics, Culture and Socialization, ISSN 1866-3427, E-ISSN 2196-1417, Vol. 7, no 1-2, p. 157-181Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many efforts have been made to explain variations in political participation. One such effort was made by Gamson, who hypothesized that different combinations of political efficacy and trust will generate different kinds and intensity of involvement in political activity. This study tests this hypothesis on a broad variety of political activities, while at the same time including the potentially moderating effect of people’s political interest. Using data from a longitudinal study in Sweden (2009-2015), this study shows that different combinations of efficacy-trust do indeed generate distinct patterns of participation for young adults. By adding political interest to the model, the effect of certain efficacy-trust combinations on political participation is present foremost among politically interested citizens. Hence, the hypothesis requires to be complemented by political interest to more accurately understand under which circumstances people engage in various political activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2016. Vol. 7, no 1-2, p. 157-181
Keywords [en]
political participation, the Gamson hypothesis, political trust, political efficacy, political interest, young adults
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68350DOI: 10.3224/pcs.v7i1-2.09OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-68350DiVA, id: diva2:1236963
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Note

This study was made possible by access to data from the Political Socialization Program, a longitudinal research program at YeS (Youth & Society) at Örebro University, Sweden.  Responsible for the planning, implementation, and financing of the collection of data were professors Erik Amnå, Mats Ekström, Margaret Kerr and Håkan Stattin.  The data collection was supported by grants from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Available from: 2018-08-06 Created: 2018-08-06 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Dahl, Viktor

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Dahl, Viktor
By organisation
School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
In the same journal
Politics, Culture and Socialization
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 89 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf