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|Title: ||Antecendents and effects of political participation: A behavioral epidemiological review|
|Authors: ||von Lengerke, Thomas|
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||PSYCHOLOGY PRESS|
|Citation: ||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4). p. 180-180|
|Abstract: ||Political participation and participation in formal social activities more generally are key links between micro and macro levels of social systems. Simultaneously, they have received mixed appraisals as to their health promoting effects and capacities, in particular regarding individual health. This paper reviews studies both on the antecedents and health effects of participation. Regarding the former, policy-related (e.g., social climate) and individual-level (educational resources, social responsibility) variables predict political participation. Regarding effects on health, in line with social psychological theories both from sociology and psychology, strong control beliefs are central preconditions for participation to be promotive of individual health.|
|Notes: ||[von Lengerke, Thomas] Hannover Med Sch, Med Psychol OE 5430, D-30623 Hannover, Germany. [Vinck, Jan] Hasselt Univ, Inst Behav Scie, Diepenbeek, Belgium.|
|ISI #: ||000259264302092|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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