Individualism, authoritarianism, and attitudes toward assisted death: cross-cultural, cross-regional, and experimental evidence.

@article{Kemmelmeier2002IndividualismAA,
  title={Individualism, authoritarianism, and attitudes toward assisted death: cross-cultural, cross-regional, and experimental evidence.},
  author={Markus Kemmelmeier and Grażyna Wieczorkowska and Hans-Peter Erb and Eugene Burnstein},
  journal={Journal of applied social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={60-85}
}
We hypothesized that in individualistic cultures, individualism predicts positive attitudes toward assisted death, whereas authoritarianism is negatively associated with favorable views of this issue. Study 1 confirmed this hypothesis in a Polish sample (n=100). Study 2, using a German sample (n=102), found the predicted relationships for forms of assisted death that involved the individual self-determination of a terminally ill patient. In Study 3 (n=72), we found experimental evidence that… CONTINUE READING