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The role of family experiences for adolescents’ readiness to use and participate in illegal political activity
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0324-8450
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8281-2138
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, ISSN 0165-0254, E-ISSN 1464-0651, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 11-20Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This study used reactance theory as a starting point to explain what role a perceived undemocratic and controlling family has for adolescents’ attitudes toward illegal political activity. We also examined whether adolescents’ readiness to use illegal political means was related to actual political behavior, which has been lacking in research. Data came from a longitudinal two age-cohort sample of 720 adolescents (MC1 = 13.44; MC2 = 16.62) collected in a mid-sized city in Sweden. Results showed that adolescents who perceived their families as undemocratic and controlling increased in readiness to use illegal political means over time. In addition, older adolescents’ attitudes were associated with actual political behavior. This highlights the role a perceived family environment has on adolescents’ political identity development in today’s democratic societies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 40, no 1, p. 11-20
Keyword [en]
Family processes, illegal political activity, political attitudes
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Political Science Psychology
Research subject
Political Science; Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-34029DOI: 10.1177/0165025414558854ISI: 000366603500002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84951275250OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-34029DiVA, id: diva2:700148
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2014-03-03 Created: 2014-03-03 Last updated: 2018-02-23Bibliographically approved
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1. Breaking the law: adolescents' involvement in illegal political activitiy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Breaking the law: adolescents' involvement in illegal political activitiy
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Illegal political activity has always been part of a democratic society. Despite this, not much is known about young people’s involvement in these political activities. Research portrays political influence attempts of this kind in different terms; as troublesome for the democratic political system, as expressions of conscious decisions vital for humanity’s future, and yet other times as illustrations of a coming-of-age rebellion. Overall there is a lack of collective knowledge on illegal political activity, and especially in adolescence – the age period when these political activities seem to peak.

The aim of this dissertation is therefore to enhance knowledge of involvement in illegal political activity in adolescence. This dissertation addresses this task in four empirical studies. Results show that mostly boys engage politically with illegal political means. Adolescents involved are also interested in politics, believe in their own abilities to take part in political activities, have long-term political goals, and approve of violent political tactics. In addition, these activities also seem to associate with a challenge of authority. This could be seen in how political dissatisfaction was translated into illegal political activity, and in the way these activities seemed to be reactions to a non legitimized parental authority. Besides authority challenges, these activities are likely the result of important peer relations; influences from peers with experiences of illegal political activity seem to be a most probable answer to why adolescents adopt these political means. Taken together, the results of this dissertation show that adolescents involved in illegal political activity are well-equipped for political involvement, challenge authorities in most contexts of their lives, and are likely to adopt these political means from already involved peers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2014. p. 101
Series
Örebro Studies in Political Science, ISSN 1650-1632 ; 34
Keyword
illegal political activity, adolescents, political socialization
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33225 (URN)978-91-7529-004-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-03-14, Hörsal P2, Prismahuset, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2014-01-22 Created: 2014-01-22 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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