Human Affairs

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 434–447 | Cite as

The many faces of hermes: The quality of participation experiences and political attitudes of migrant and non-migrant youth

  • Maria Fernandes-JesusEmail author
  • Carla Malafaia
  • Pedro D. Ferreira
  • Elvira Cicognani
  • Isabel Menezes


This paper intends to explore whether and how the quality of participation experiences is associated with political efficacy and the disposition of migrant and non-migrant young people to becoming involved. The sample includes 1010 young people of Portuguese, Angolan and Brazilian origin, aged between 15 and 29 years old. The results reveal that the quality of participation experiences is related to political efficacy and dispositions to becoming involved, but different groups seem to react differently to different forms of political action.

Key words

quality of participation youth immigrants political efficacy dispositions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Fernandes-Jesus
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carla Malafaia
    • 1
  • Pedro D. Ferreira
    • 1
  • Elvira Cicognani
    • 2
  • Isabel Menezes
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação /Faculty of Psychology and Education ScienceUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Education, Alma Mater StudiorumUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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