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Egalitarian Syndrome, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, and Social Dominance Orientation


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Grgurev, Ivan. (2018). Egalitarian Syndrome, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, and Social Dominance Orientation. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Čorkalo Biruški, Dinka].

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Egalitarian syndrome is a cluster of attitudes based on the social value of radical egalitarianism. Radical egalitarianism refers to equality of outcome or equality in “allocation of social rewards”, where everybody gets the same, no matter the differences in education, expertness or effort. The aim of this study was to examine the construct of egalitarian syndrome by testing its relationship with right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and social dominance orientation (SDO). Moreover, we want to test predictive values of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation, together with sociodemographic variables, political orientation and religiousness, in relation to egalitarian syndrome. Participants were employed persons (N = 261) older than 18 years old who took the survey through paper and pencil test method. Results indicate that there are two independent factors underlying the social dominance orientation: group based dominance (SDO-D) and opposition to equality (SDO-E). Egalitarian syndrome correlates positively with right-wing authoritarianism and group based dominance, while its correlation with opposition to equality is negative. Hierarchical regression analysis shows that positive correlation between right-wing authoritarianism and egalitarian syndrome is fully accounted for by level of education. Significant predictors of egalitarian syndrome are opposition to equality, group based dominance, gender and level of education. Men, and people with higher level of education are less likely to hold radical egalitarian attitudes.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: egalitarian syndrome, right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Čorkalo Biruški, Dinka
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 11:34
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 13:09

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