Document Type: Original Article
Department of Sociology, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran
Department of Social Sciences Research, Payam-e Noor University, Iran
Department of Sociology, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran
The present research was conducted with the aim to sociologically explicate the economic participation among young people in Khalkhal. What is highly important in this research is the necessity to give priority to economic participation. The theories of ideologists such as Rostow, Learner, Marxist and Tok were employed to conduct this research. Meanwhile, survey method and questionnaires were used. The statistical population consisted of 3600 individuals of 18 years old (according to the figures given by the registration of personal status office) and then 380 individuals were selected as the sample in result of using multistage cluster sampling technique. In order to analyze the data, two descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized. Research findings indicated that independent variables of citizenship feeling, political alienation, social support, political trust, religiousness, mass media, group pressure, coordination, socioeconomic station are meaningfully related to the dependent variable of economic participation.