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Political Participation of Law Students at the State University of Milan, Italy, April 1966 (ICPSR 7303)

Principal Investigator(s): Martinotti, Guido


This study represents the exploratory phase of a larger research project on the patterns of political and associational participation of students of two universities in Milan. The interviews were focused around several sets of questions. The first set assessed the composition, economic conditions, and place of origin of the respondents' parents' families. A second set of questions focused on the respondents as students, their performance in law school, possible changes of field of study, extra-curricular activities at the university, and participation in political and associational groups within and outside the university. Thirdly, the respondents were asked about their views of Italian and foreign political figures, about how they kept informed on political events, and about politics within the university. The fourth group of questions probed the respondents on their career goals and their perspectives on the courts and elicited their interpretation of the law. Finally, the fifth set of questions investigated respondents' religious beliefs, relationships with families and friends, and leisure activities. Demographic variables include sex, birthplace and place of residence, year of study, number of exams taken, parents' levels of education, and family income.

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Study Description


Martinotti, Guido. Political Participation of Law Students at the State University of Milan, Italy, April 1966. ICPSR07303-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07303.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07303.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic achievement, career choice, career goals, college students, court system, education, family history, family relations, law, law school students, leisure, political attitudes, political awareness, political participation, professional associations, religious beliefs, social networks, socioeconomic status, student attitudes, student behavior, student organizations, universities

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Italy, Milan

Time Period:   

  • 1966-04

Date of Collection:   

  • 1966-03--1966-04

Universe:    Law students attending the State University of Milan, Italy, in the spring of 1966.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Documentation is in Italian.


Sample:    Stratified random sample. The total of 1,307 law students at the State University of Milan in April 1966 was stratified in accordance with two major variables, (1) sex (two levels) and (2) time spent in law school (three levels) so that six cells were produced. Three hundred respondents were randomly selected, of which 286 completed interviews.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18


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