British Journal of Psychology
30 de Enero de 2021
TITLEThe intergenerational transmission of participation in collective action: The role ofconversation and political practices in the family
AUTHORMarcela Cornejo, Carolina Rocha, Diego Castro, Micaela Varela, Jorge Manzi, Roberto González, Gloria Jiménez-Moya, Héctor Carvacho, Manuel Cheyre / Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Belén Álvarez/ UC y University of Queensland Daniel Valdenegro/ UC y University of Leeds Andrew G. Livingstone/ UK4University of Exeter
VioDemos LINEPolitical, Ethnic Violence and Radicalization
DATEJanuary 2021
JOURNALBritish Journal of Psychology
KEYWORDScollective actions; political socialization; social movements; socialization in the family
ABSTRACTIn this study, we examined the intergenerational transmission of collective action from parents to children. Using a mixed-method approach combining quantitative andqualitative analysis, we analysed data from 100 dyads of activist parents in Chile (involvedin the mobilizations against the dictatorship during the 1980s) and their adult children (N = 200). The quantitative analysis addressed the role of conversations about politics in the family. The results provided evidence of a direct association between those conversations and the frequency of participation in conventional and radical actions by the children, and an indirect association via children’s knowledge about parental involvement in past social movements. The qualitative phase, which used interviews and thematic analysis on a subsample of 24 dyads (N = 48), confirmed the role of política lconversations, but also revealed the influence of other factors such as cultural consumption and joint political participation. This phase allowed the identification offactors that facilitate or hinder family transmission. Overall, the study highlights the relevance of family as a critical site of socialization that enables the intergenerational transmission of protest.