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A bias-corrected exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of right-wing authoritarianism: Support for a three-factor structure

Mavor, Kenneth; Louis, Winnifred; Sibley, Chris


The factor structure of right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) remains a contentious issue. Although designed to measure three underlying attitude clusters, aggression, submission and conventionalism, many items are deliberately double- or triple-barrelled, to capture the covariation of the three clusters in a unidimensional scale. Additionally, although the scale is balanced, there is an item wording direction bias in the clusters; aggression items are pro-trait, and conventionalism items are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Individual Differences
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.08.006


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