عنوان مقاله [English]
As a form of participation, political participation is one of the social and political development indicators in countries. Students are one of the major groups of a society whose participation is necessary in the management of a society and the process of political, social and cultural development. Political participation of students, the largest population group in developing countries and responsible for the management of society in the future, is of particular importance for political stability and dynamics of society. This study was conducted to identify the relationship between religion and political participation among students. The research method was based on collecting and analyzing data, survey methodology. The study included 249 students of Mazandaran University. To collect information a questionnaire was used and its credit and reliability was approved using formal method and Cronbach's Alpha, respectively. Based on the results, there was significant correlation between religiosity and its four dimensions (religious behaviors, religious beliefs, outcomes, experiences) with political participation. The correlation remained even with controlling gender and age group. Among the four dimensions of religiosity, rituals showed the strongest correlation with political participation. The results of this study are consistent with previous researches.
Keywords: Religious, Political participation, Students, Mazandaran University.