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The relationship between right-wing ideological attitudes and psychological well-being

Onraet, Emma, Van Hiel, Alain, Dhont, Kristof (2013) The relationship between right-wing ideological attitudes and psychological well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39 (4). pp. 509-522. ISSN 0146-1672. E-ISSN 1552-7433. (doi:10.1177/0146167213478199)

Abstract

The relationship between right-wing ideological attitudes and psychological well-being has been intensively studied. While some studies supported the hypothesis that right-wing attitudes are negatively related with well-being, other research yielded positive or non-significant relationships. We conducted a meta-analysis (total samples = 97, total N = 69,221) of measures of well-being, including positive and negative affect, life satisfaction, self-esteem and intrinsic goal pursuit. The obtained effect sizes were generally weak and non-significant, except for a moderate relationship between intrinsic goal pursuit and social dominance orientation. Our results thus do not support previous theories that claim that right-wing attitudes yield substantial relationships with psychological well-being.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0146167213478199
Uncontrolled keywords: right-winged ideological attitudes ; authoritrianism ; social dominance oritentation ; conservatism ; psychological well-being ; happiness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Kristof Dhont
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 16:39 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42845 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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