A Descriptive Study on the Political Participation of the Youth in Tabriz in 2017

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Ph.D. Student of Political Sociology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The present study aimed to conduct a sociological study on the role of socio-cultural factors on the political participation of the youth in Tabriz in 2017. The statistical population included the youth living in Tabriz at the age range 15-29. Based on the population and housing census in 2015, the above-mentioned statistical population in Tabriz was equal to 1173916 people, of whom 575219 were female and 598697 were male. Cochran's formula was used for estimating the sample size, during which the required number of samples was calculated as 384. The sampling method in this study was multi-stage and cluster. In this method, the members of the population are selected according to the hierarchy from larger units to smaller units of the population. Cultural and social actions have a very high relationship with the level of political participation among the youth.

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