Vida familiar e participação cívica e política no feminino

  • Maria Valdês Ramires (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Over time, family has proven to be a crucial agent of socialization regarding the formation of their members in terms of values and norms, which are the basis for civic education. Today there is a significant change in the way women and men are educated by the family, impacting the balance of participation between women and men in political life and in decision-making positions. This change is in accordance with the search for greater democratic competence based on a more accurate social representation. Thus, and because it is necessary to know more about these changes, this study explores psychosocial aspects related to the family of women with civic and/or political participation. It draws from the narratives of nineteen women who were interviewed in the scope of the project Participo! that aims to promote the increase of women’s political and civic participation rates in a given area of the city of Porto. Through qualitative analysis, we described six dimensions: socioeconomic dimension; family functioning; interactions among family members; family political ideologies; family social values; and gender roles in the family. Overall, it was possible to understand that there seems to be a connection between the experiences and examples of civic and/or political participation in the family sphere and the participants' civic and/or political participation.
Date of Award14 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAlexandra Carneiro (Supervisor) & Raquel Matos (Co-Supervisor)


  • Women
  • Family
  • Political participation
  • Civic participation


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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