Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 7
Page No. 359 - 364

Investigating the Effect of Personal Mediators on the Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Political Participation

Authors : Seyed Javad Emamjomezadeh, Mahmoodreza Rahbargazi, Zohre Marandi and Hoseyn Ruhani

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to investigate whether the relationship between socioeconomic status and political participation is direct or do they connect via personal mediators such as self-esteem, locus of control and political efficacy. In addition, identifying the process of mediation between these mediators if there are any is the secondary objective of this study. Data were collected from 150 Isfahan University students tested using questionnaires. Path model analysis was done using SPSS 16 AMOS 18. Findings show that the relationship between socioeconomic status and political participation is better understood by personal variables than their direct relationship. These findings also show that objective and mental participations are separate but when combined, they result in objective political participation. In addition, all variables were more related with mental political participation than with objective political participation.

How to cite this article:

Seyed Javad Emamjomezadeh, Mahmoodreza Rahbargazi, Zohre Marandi and Hoseyn Ruhani, 2012. Investigating the Effect of Personal Mediators on the Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Political Participation. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 359-364.

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