As regards the relationship between cognitive style, authoritarianism and politics, no secure conclusion can be drawn and the debate is still alive. This contribution explores the relationship between need for closure, authoritarianism and political orientation. One hundred and seventy-eight Italian participants were administered the Italian version of the Need for Cognitive Closure scale, an Italian version of the authoritarianism scale and a measure of political orientation. Results show that both need for closure and authoritarianism are associated with a right wing political orientation, and that this relationship is linear. Moreover, authoritarianism seems to mediate the influence of need for closure on political orientation. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

The relationship between need for cognitive closure and political orientation: the mediating role of authoritarianism / Chirumbolo, Antonio. - In: PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. - ISSN 0191-8869. - STAMPA. - 32:4(2002), pp. 603-610. [10.1016/s0191-8869(01)00062-9]

The relationship between need for cognitive closure and political orientation: the mediating role of authoritarianism

CHIRUMBOLO, Antonio
2002

Abstract

As regards the relationship between cognitive style, authoritarianism and politics, no secure conclusion can be drawn and the debate is still alive. This contribution explores the relationship between need for closure, authoritarianism and political orientation. One hundred and seventy-eight Italian participants were administered the Italian version of the Need for Cognitive Closure scale, an Italian version of the authoritarianism scale and a measure of political orientation. Results show that both need for closure and authoritarianism are associated with a right wing political orientation, and that this relationship is linear. Moreover, authoritarianism seems to mediate the influence of need for closure on political orientation. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
2002
authoritarianism; cognitive style; ideology; need for closure; personality; political orientation; politics
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The relationship between need for cognitive closure and political orientation: the mediating role of authoritarianism / Chirumbolo, Antonio. - In: PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. - ISSN 0191-8869. - STAMPA. - 32:4(2002), pp. 603-610. [10.1016/s0191-8869(01)00062-9]
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