Title
Religiosity as a moderator of the relationship between authoritarianism and social dominance orientation : a cross-cultural comparison Religiosity as a moderator of the relationship between authoritarianism and social dominance orientation : a cross-cultural comparison
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Hillsdale, N.J. ,
Subject
Psychology
Religious studies
Source (journal)
The international journal for the psychology of religion. - Hillsdale, N.J.
Volume/pages
22(2012) :1 , p. 31-41
ISSN
1050-8619
ISI
000301843300003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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