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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
This paper is based on a survey from citizens of over 18 years, living in the city of Tehran in Iran, to study the impact of the respondents' individual and personality characters on the kind and level of their social participation. A sample of 827 people was randomly drawn from the population, and the data was collected using a questionnaire. Based on the Parsonsian theoretical framework, three hypotheses were formulated and tested. The study revealed that the predominant form of social participation in our population was traditional and informal, and that the formal social participation was not institutionalized yet. Moreover, the study showed that activeness, trust, belonging, social commitment, hopefulness, education and nonmaterial values had direct and significant association with the level of social participation.