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Religion, Prejudice, and Authoritarianism: Is RWA a Boon or Bane to the Psychology of Religion?

Mavor, Kenneth; Louis, Winnifred R; Laythe, Brian


In research on religiosity and prejudice, right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) has been studied alongside variables such as fundamentalism and orthodoxy. Four concerns regarding research on the relationship between RWA and religiosity are identified: (1) the overlap of religiosity and prejudice within the RWA scale; (2) the inflation of relationships by correlating part-whole measures; (3) covariation in the extremes of the construct hiding the possible independence of components within RWA; and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2010.01550.x


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