La relación entre el consumo de medios digitales, la participación y la eficacia política. Un estudio sobre los jóvenes universitarios en Colombia

Daniel Barredo Ibáñez, D. J. de la Garza Montemayor, D. L. Días

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Abstract

Introduction: The political participation is essential for the democratic consolidation, considering that through social engagement, citizens are able to achieve consensus and develop public deliberations. This is especially important in Colombia, a society surrounded by an armed conflict for more than five decades, as well as devastated by drug trafficking mafias, economic breach and the lack of presence of the State in some regions, among some of them. Methodology: Using a survey to 581 Colombian young university students, we evaluated the relationship between four categories that can be determinant for democratic quality, such as the consumption of digital media, online and offline participation and political efficacy. Results and conclusions: In our findings, besides a link between aforementioned variables, we observe a low consumption of traditional media in respondents, as well as a lack of participation -online and offline-.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)945-960
Number of pages16
JournalRevista Latina de Comunicacion Social
Volume73
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Siguiendo con la validación del instrumento, en el mes de junio se realizó el pretest del cuestionario con dos grupos de estudiantes de la Universidad del Rosario (Colombia). A continuación, seleccionamos la muestra mediante un muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia: tras invitar, inicialmente, a 32 universidades colombianas a formar parte del estudio, por último conseguimos la aceptación de las siguientes instituciones, que nos ayudaron a replicar el cuestionario entre su comunidad estudiantil: Universidad del Rosario; Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia; Universidad Santo Tomás; Universidad Panamericana; Corporación Universitaria del Meta; Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano y la Escuela Superior de Administración Pública.

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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