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Civic and political participation: young people of Brazilian origin in Portugal

Fernandes-Jesus, Maria ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8868-1968, Cicognani, Elvira and Menezes, Isabel (2014) Civic and political participation: young people of Brazilian origin in Portugal. Psicologia & Sociedade, 26 (2). pp. 572-582.

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In this paper, we analyse views, levels and experiences of participation of young people of Brazilian origin living
in Portugal. Using data collected through focus group discussions (N=29), we present youth views and meanings
about participation, knowledge about their political rights and main sources of influence. Additionally, using
results from the survey (N= 357), we report types and levels of civic and political participation. In addition, we
explore levels of political interest, political attentiveness and perceived effectiveness of participation.
The results are discussed through a broad conception of civic and political participation and contrasting the results from the focus groups and the survey. Based on the results, we conclude that the participation of young Brazilian is a complex issue that includes cognitive dimensions and varies according to age, gender and cultural capital.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text in Portuguese.
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822014000300006
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/7597

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