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Right-wing authoritarianism, fundamentalism and prejudice revisited: Removing suppression and statistical artefact

Mavor, Kenneth; Macleod, Cari; Boal, Miranda; Louis, Winnifred


This paper challenges a finding reported by several researchers, that fundamentalism could be associated with a reduction in racial prejudice after controlling for authoritarianism (RWA). We argue that the presence of fundamentalism in the construct definition of the conventionalism cluster of RWA leads to higher associations between fundamentalism and conventionalism than with other aspects of RWA. This creates a statistical artefact that distorts the results of multiple regression analyses...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Individual Differences
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.12.016


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