Interest and Expertise Moderate the Relationship between Right–Wing Attitudes, Ideological Self–Placement and Voting

  title={Interest and Expertise Moderate the Relationship between Right–Wing Attitudes, Ideological Self–Placement and Voting},
  author={L. Leone and M. Desimoni and A. Chirumbolo},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={2 - 13}
Previous research has suggested that the association between right–wing authoritarianism (RWA) and social dominance orientation (SDO) is moderated by political interest and involvement. It is here hypothesized that interest also strengthens the association of authoritarianism with political self–placement and that higher levels of interest in politics shape voting choices that are more strongly associated with authoritarianism. Authoritarianism was defined as a second–order factor reflecting… Expand

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