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Associational participation and political involvement in macau: A path analysis
Wang,Hongyu1; Hung,Eva P.W.2
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This article employs a path model analysis to test a mobilization version ofsocial participation theory in the context of a non-Western society, Macau. Our study represents an advance on previous work because we compare the relative importance of civic skills and political interest in transmitting the effects of associational life to political participation. We find that, as in the West, voluntary organizations in non-Western societies act as "schools of democracy" in which individuals acquire civic skills and become more interested in politics. There is no direct causal relationship between associational participation and political involvement; the effects of associational participation on political involvement are mediated through civic skills and political interest, with the former playing a bigger role as a mediator.

KeywordAssociational Life Macau Path Analysis Political Participation Soical Participation Theory
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WOS Research AreaArea Studies ; Government & Law ; International Relations
WOS SubjectArea Studies ; International Relations ; Political Science
WOS IDWOS:000306501100006
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Document TypeJournal article
Affiliation1.Department of sociologyUniversity of Macau,Macao
2.China Studies ProgramCentennial College,Hong Kong
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Wang,Hongyu,Hung,Eva P.W.. Associational participation and political involvement in macau: A path analysis[J]. Issues and Studies,2017,48(1):191-212.
APA Wang,Hongyu,&Hung,Eva P.W..(2017).Associational participation and political involvement in macau: A path analysis.Issues and Studies,48(1),191-212.
MLA Wang,Hongyu,et al."Associational participation and political involvement in macau: A path analysis".Issues and Studies 48.1(2017):191-212.
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