The objective of this work is to adapt and validate the Participation Behavior Questionnaire (CCP), prepared by Vergara-Lope and Hevia de la Jara (2012), in a sample of Spanish university students of the Degree in Social Education and the Master’s degree in Advanced Studies in Social Education, from the Complutense University of Madrid. To that end, we carried out a lexical adaptation of the questionnaire, because there are differences in the democratic structure of both countries. We collect the questionnaires and we proceeded with a Factorial Analysis of Principal Components with Varimax rotation, to analyze the load of the reagents and the Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient what assesses the internal consistency. The results show four components similar to the original questionnaire, which respond to the following names: Politics, Participatory, Electoral, Associative-civic. The validation of the questionnaire provides a valid instrument to measure the participation behaviors of young people.
Keywords: Participación, validación, cuestionario, estudiantes universitarios, educación social.