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Social group and moral orientation factors as mediators of religiosity and multiple attitude targets

Mavor, Kenneth; Gallois, Cindy

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Although there is a tradition of examining generalized discrimination against multiple targets, recent studies have tended to consider race and homosexuality as separate targets without considering their relationship with each other. Recent studies have also argued for a moral dimension in attitudes to homosexuality, but this has not yet been explicitly modeled as an explanation for patterns of social attitudes. In a questionnaire study of practicing Australian Christians (N = 143), we examined...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMavor, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorGallois, Cindy
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:39:00Z
dc.identifier.issn1468-5906
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/36059
dc.description.abstractAlthough there is a tradition of examining generalized discrimination against multiple targets, recent studies have tended to consider race and homosexuality as separate targets without considering their relationship with each other. Recent studies have also argued for a moral dimension in attitudes to homosexuality, but this has not yet been explicitly modeled as an explanation for patterns of social attitudes. In a questionnaire study of practicing Australian Christians (N = 143), we examined the relationship of religious orientation and ideology (intrinsic, extrinsic, fundamentalism, orthodoxy, and quest) with four attitude targets (Aboriginal Australians, women, homosexual persons, and abortion). Using structural equation modeling (SEM), we develop a two-factor model, incorporating group and moral orientation factors, which completely mediates the relationships between the religiosity variables and the social attitudes. Religiosity variables exhibit different patterns of correlation with the two factors. The two-factor model provides a useful framework for further exploration of socially and politically contested attitudes.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.sourceJournal for the Scientific Study of Religion
dc.titleSocial group and moral orientation factors as mediators of religiosity and multiple attitude targets
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume47
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor170113 - Social and Community Psychology
local.identifier.absfor170111 - Psychology of Religion
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9312950xPUB131
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMavor, Kenneth, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGallois, Cindy, University of Queensland
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage361
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage377
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-5906.2008.00415.x
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:12:46Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-51249106848
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