Values, ideological attitudes and patriotism

Giorgio Falgares, Luigi Leone, Stefano Livi

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We tested a series of discriminant associations, investigating how dimensions of patriotism (i.e. blind and constructive) differently relate to value orientations, and to ideological attitudes such as Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) and Social Dominance Orientation (SDO). Using an Italian student sample (N = 146) we found that blind patriotism correlated positively with tradition and negatively with univer- salism, whilst constructive patriotism correlated negatively with tradition and positively with universal- ism. Both RWA and SDO correlated negatively with universalism, whilst only RWA was associated with security and tradition and only SDO related positively to power and self-direction. Mediation analyses revealed that most of the effects of value orientations on patriotism were mediated by SDO and RWA.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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