Do extreme rightists criticize the system, or do rightwing extremists exhibit the higher system justification? These competing alternatives were tested across three studies. In Study 1 (N = 38,168), I examined the linear and quadratic relationship between political orientation and satisfaction with the existing national system across 23 nations. In Study 2 (N = 1,206), I investigated the linear and quadratic relationship between political orientation and confidence in the national institution in a representative sample of Italian people. In Study 3 (N = 190), I considered general system justification and investigated its linear and quadratic relations with political conservatism as measured with different indexes. In all the studies, I found some evidence of a positive linear relationship between political conservatism and system justification. Moreover, a quadratic and negative relationship emerged so that system justification appeared to decrease at the extremes of the political continuum.

Evidence of decreased system justification among extreme conservatives in non-American samples / Caricati, Luca. - In: THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0022-4545. - 159:6(2019), pp. 725-745. [10.1080/00224545.2019.1567455]

Evidence of decreased system justification among extreme conservatives in non-American samples

Caricati, Luca
2019

Abstract

Do extreme rightists criticize the system, or do rightwing extremists exhibit the higher system justification? These competing alternatives were tested across three studies. In Study 1 (N = 38,168), I examined the linear and quadratic relationship between political orientation and satisfaction with the existing national system across 23 nations. In Study 2 (N = 1,206), I investigated the linear and quadratic relationship between political orientation and confidence in the national institution in a representative sample of Italian people. In Study 3 (N = 190), I considered general system justification and investigated its linear and quadratic relations with political conservatism as measured with different indexes. In all the studies, I found some evidence of a positive linear relationship between political conservatism and system justification. Moreover, a quadratic and negative relationship emerged so that system justification appeared to decrease at the extremes of the political continuum.
Evidence of decreased system justification among extreme conservatives in non-American samples / Caricati, Luca. - In: THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0022-4545. - 159:6(2019), pp. 725-745. [10.1080/00224545.2019.1567455]
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