Gender Inequality and Gender Differences in Authoritarianism

  title={Gender Inequality and Gender Differences in Authoritarianism},
  author={Mark John Brandt and Peter J. M. Henry},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1301 - 1315}
  • M. Brandt, P. Henry
  • Published 25 June 2012
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Authoritarianism may be endorsed in part as a means of managing and buffering psychological threats (e.g., Duckitt & Fisher, 2003; Henry, 2011). Building on this research, the authors postulated that authoritarianism should be especially prevalent among women in societies with high levels of gender inequality because they especially face more psychological threats associated with stigma compared with men. After establishing that authoritarianism is, in part, a response to rejection, a… 

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