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Julian Borba ;Brazilian Political Science Review 2016, 10 3

Author: Ednaldo Aparecido Ribeiro

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Brazilian Political Science Review E-ISSN: 1981-3821 bpsr@bpsr.org.br Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política Brasil Aparecido Ribeiro, Ednaldo; Borba, Julian Personality, Political Attitudes and Participation in Protests: The Direct and Mediated Effects of Psychological Factors on Political Activism Brazilian Political Science Review, vol.
10, núm.
3, 2016, pp.
1-33 Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=394348912003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Personality, Political Attitudes and Participation in Protests: The Direct and Mediated Effects of Psychological Factors on Political Activism* Ednaldo Aparecido Ribeiro Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil Julian Borba Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil Studies combining psychology and political science have shown that personality traits such as extroversion and openness to experiences are conditioning factors of political activism.
However, the mechanisms through which this effect occurs are still poorly understood.
Aiming to advance this topic, this article presents the results of an investigation that looked to analyse the mediated effects of personality traits in the Brazilian context, taking as mediating conditioning factors various attitudes and subjective dispositions commonly found in the literature, such as interest in politics and subjective political efficacy.
Using the Latin American Public Opinion Project data, the hypothesis was tested that personality influences behaviour, since it favours the development of a number of attitudes that function as basic factors conditioning civic engagement.
The results indicate the significant mediated effects of ex...





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