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Power Distance Orientation as an Antecedent of Individuals’ Intentions to Engage in Radical Political Action

Travaglino, Giovanni A., Moon, Chanki (2020) Power Distance Orientation as an Antecedent of Individuals’ Intentions to Engage in Radical Political Action. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, . ISSN 1368-4302. E-ISSN 1461-7188. (In press) (KAR id:80717)

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Abstract

The cultural dimension of power distance refers to individuals’ acceptance of power inequalities in society. Countries characterized by high power distance at the collective level face more domestic extremism. However, research has yet to examine how individual differences in power distance orientation may affect individuals’ intentions to engage in radical and violent political action. In this research, we test the hypothesis that stronger endorsement of power distance values makes people more prone to express the intentions to engage in radical and violent political action. To test the hypothesis’ generalizability across contexts, we sample from two countries characterized by different levels of power distance at the collective level, South Korea (higher power distance) and the United States (lower power distance). Studies 1a and 1b were surveys (Ntot = 1,214) demonstrating an association between power distance orientation and radical political action over and beyond other known predictors of political participation, including political efficacy, perceived justice, emotions of anger and contempt, political orientation, and social dominance orientation. In Studies 2a-2c (Ntot = 430; 2c preregistered), priming a higher (vs lower) power distance orientation heightened individuals’ propensity to express the intentions to engage in radical political action. Theoretical implications of the findings, and future research directions, are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Dual Pathway Model; Power Distance Orientation; Culture; Radical and Violent Political Action; Extremism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Giovanni Travaglino
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 15:32 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2020 12:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80717 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Travaglino, Giovanni A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4091-0634
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