Do needs for security and certainty predict cultural and economic conservatism? A cross-national analysis.

@article{Malka2014DoNF,
  title={Do needs for security and certainty predict cultural and economic conservatism? A cross-national analysis.},
  author={Ariel Malka and Christopher J. Soto and M. Inzlicht and Yphtach Lelkes},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={
          1031-51
        }
}
We examine whether individual differences in needs for security and certainty predict conservative (vs. liberal) position on both cultural and economic political issues and whether these effects are conditional on nation-level characteristics and individual-level political engagement. Analyses with cross-national data from 51 nations reveal that valuing conformity, security, and tradition over self-direction and stimulation (a) predicts ideological self-placement on the political right, but… Expand
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