Anuario de investigaciones
versión On-line ISSN 1851-1686
DELFINO, Gisela I.; BENBENASTE, Narciso y ZUBIETA, Elena M.. Democracy, civic-political institutions and individual development: a study with college students. Anu. investig. [online]. 2005, vol.12, pp. 79-86. ISSN 1851-1686.
It is a descriptive study that looks forward to verify differences between college students' groups from an intentional sample of 1070 voluntaries. The objective was to know what they understand about democracy, the evaluation they make of the current functioning of the civic-political institutions in Argentina and the valuation they present of the individual development. In relation with the current quality of democracy, most of the answers come closer to the negative pole of the continuous of evaluation. Differences are detected in the answers in function of the career type they study: those studying technician-economic careers present a higher valuation. It is notable that students of technician-economic careers in general and those studying in private universities present a better valuation of the individual initiative and of their careers, as well as a more positive perception of the relationship between private initiative and social interest.
Palabras clave : Democracy; Individual development; Valuation; Students.