In an Italian sample (N=483, 78.23% women, mean age = 27.61 years old), we used structural equation modeling with latent variables and interactions to analyze the direct, indirect, and interactive effects exerted on right-wing authoritarianism by the Big Five factors of personality and by dangerous world beliefs. Openness, Neuroticism, and Conscientiousness exerted direct effects on right-wing authoritarianism; the first two relationships were partially mediated by dangerous world beliefs. Most importantly, the relationship between dangerous world beliefs and right-wing authoritarianism was moderated by Openness: dangerous world beliefs significantly influenced right-wing authoritarianism solely for participants high in Openness. Limitations and possible developments of this research are discussed. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Rivista||THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology