Title: From political participation to political interest (and back)
Other Titles: Socialization and selfselection into political participation
Authors: Quintelier, Ellen #
Issue Date: May-2009
Conference: Dutch-Belgian Political Science Conference edition:8 location:Nijmegen, The Netherlands date:28-29 May 2009
Abstract: Although most researchers assume that political attitudes stimulate political participation, this statement has mostly been tested using short-term and experimental datasets. However, to establish causality, one needs long-term panel data. Therefore, this study aims to test whether political attitudes stimulate political participation or that there is more evidence for the reverse relationship. Using the Youth Socialization Panel Study (1973-1997) it is proven that there is more evidence that political participation stimulates political attitudes than for the reverse. Furthermore, political participation and political attitudes are quite stable and persistent over the life cycle.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AMa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
# (joint) last author

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