The relationship between the consumption of digital media, participation and political efficacy. A study about young university students in Colombia Academic Article


  • Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social


  • The political participation is essential for the democratic consolidation, considering thatthrough 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 fivedecades, as well as devastated by drug trafficking mafias, economic breach and the lack of presenceof the State in some regions, among some of them. Methodology: Using a survey to 581 Colombianyoung university students, we evaluated the relationship between four categories that can bedeterminant for democratic quality, such as the consumption of digital media, online and offlineparticipation and political efficacy. Results and conclusions: In our findings, besides a link betweenaforementioned variables, we observe a low consumption of traditional media in respondents, as wellas a lack of participation -online and offline-.

publication date

  • 2018/5/19


  • consumption
  • democratic
  • lack
  • online
  • participation
  • political

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1138-5820

number of pages

  • 16

start page

  • 945

end page

  • 960