Stress, health, and political participation

A. Booth, S. Welch

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A sample of urban Canadian adults who were interviewed and medically examined provided the basis for an exploration of the relation between political behavior and physical stature, general health, and stress. People active in communal and protest political activities showed more stress than, but were otherwise similar to, people who did not participate in such activities. In particular, political actives who were not confident about their effectiveness showed signs of even more stress. People who participated in campaign activities were similar to inactives with respect to signs of stress and general health, but were of smaller stature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-114
Number of pages13
JournalSocial Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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