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Using Concept Mapping methodology to visualize Italian activists’ motivations to collective action
Titolo Rivista: PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’ 
Autori/Curatori: Carlo Pistoni, Lisa M. Vaughn, Maura Pozzi 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2021 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  17 P. 42-58 Dimensione file:  235 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSC2021-002004
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In a political arena that is increasingly active on social issues, associations now more than ever need people who are committed to social change. Participatory methodologies are there-fore increasingly important to actively engage people and promote dialogue and collaboration between academia and local communities. In the present research, concept mapping methodology was applied with the aim of identifying the motivations underlying the commitment of a group of Italian activists to collective action. Findings suggest that sense of community and civic responsibility, typically "community" dimensions, are central in motivating the commit-ment of Italian activists.

In un contesto politico sempre più attivo per le questioni sociali, le associazioni ora più che mai necessitano di persone che si impegnano per un cambiamento sociale. Le metodologie par-tecipative sono quindi sempre più importanti per coinvolgere attivamente le persone e promuo-vere un dialogo e una collaborazione tra accademia e comunità locali. Nella presente ricerca è stata applicata la metodologia "concept mapping" con l’obiettivo di identificare le motivazioni sottostanti l’impegno di un gruppo di attivisti italiani nell’azione collettiva. I risultati evidenzia-no come il senso di comunità e di responsabilità civica, dimensioni prettamente "comunitarie", siano centrali nel motivare l’impegno degli attivisti italiani.
Keywords: concept mapping, attivismo, azione collettiva, ricerca partecipata, metodo misto.

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Carlo Pistoni, Lisa M. Vaughn, Maura Pozzi, L’uso del Concept Mapping per visualizzare le motivazioni degli attivisti italiani nell’Azione Collettiva in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2021, pp. 42-58, DOI:10.3280/PSC2021-002004

   

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