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Self-concept clarity buffers the impact of societal threat to safety on right-wing authoritarianism
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5214-9921
Catholic University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-4545, E-ISSN 1940-1183Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Exposure to societal threat can elicit an increase in right-wing authoritarianism (RWA). In this study, using a quasi-experimental vignette design (Italian community sample, N = 86), we tested the moderating role of self-concept clarity (SCC). A moderated regression showed that manipulated societal threat to safety fostered RWA only among low SCC scorers. It is concluded that SCC is an important resource for individuals facing threat conditions.

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Philadelphia, USA: Psychology Press, 2016.
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DPTE, moderation, rightwing, authoritarianism, selfconcept clarity, societal threat to safety
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Social Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52410DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2016.1229255PubMedID: 27635939OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52410DiVA: diva2:972630
Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-09-20 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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