Publication
Title
Religiosity as a moderator of the relationship between authoritarianism and social dominance orientation : a cross-cultural comparison
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Abstract
In this study, the author examines the association between authoritarianism, social dominance orientation (SDO), and religiosity. She tested these associations in three sociopolitical contexts (i.e., Italy, Finland, and Estonia) based on representative samples. In all three countries, religious people were found to be more authoritarian and less socially dominant. Dallago, Cima, Roccato, Ricolfi, and Mirisola (2008) showed that religiosity decreases the correlation between SDO and authoritarianism in Italy. Their results are replicated in this study, using a more advanced measure of religiosity. The author also obtained cross-cultural confirmation in Finland. In both countries, she found hardly any relation between authoritarianism and SDO at high levels of religiosity; moderate relations were found at moderate levels of religiosity, and strong associations were found amongst nonreligious respondents. The association between authoritarianism and SDO was not influenced by religiosity in Estonia, a country with a history of communism and a high secularization rate.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The international journal for the psychology of religion. - Hillsdale, N.J.
Publication
Hillsdale, N.J. : 2012
ISSN
1050-8619
Volume/pages
22:1(2012), p. 31-41
ISI
000301843300003
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 10.11.2017
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