The effects of contextual and psychological variables on extreme right-wing sentiments

Daphna Canetti, Ami Pedahzur

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Abstract

This article assesses how socioeconomic and psychological factors explain right-wing extremist (RWE) sentiments. A correlation was expected between two psychological factors: authoritarianism and supernaturalist beliefs, and RWE, and a weaker correlation between socioeconomic variables and RWE, compared to psychological variables. Questionnaires were given to 1,247 Israeli university students. Results confirmed the expectation that psychological variables were better predictors of RWE. These conclusions contradict attributing RWE to socioeconomic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-334
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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