Social Dominance Orientation: A Personality Variable Predicting Social and Political Attitudes

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Social Dominance Orientation: A Personality Variable Predicting Social and Political Attitudes

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dc.contributor.author Malle, Bertram F.
dc.contributor.author Stallworth, Lisa M.
dc.contributor.author Sidanius, James
dc.contributor.author Pratto, Felicia
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-13T13:35:46Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Pratto, Felicia, James Sidanius, Lisa M. Stallworth, and Bertram F. Malle. 1994. Social dominance orientation: A personality variable predicting social and political attitudes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 67, no. 4: 741-763. en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3514 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3207711
dc.description.abstract Social dominance orientation (SDO), one's degree of preference for inequality among social groups, is introduced. On the basis of social dominance theory, it is shown that (a) men are more social dominance-oriented than women, (b) high-SDO people seek hierarchy-enhancing professional roles and low-SDO people seek hierarchy-attenuating roles, (c) SDO was related to beliefs in a large number of social and political ideologies that support group-based hierarchy (e.g., meritocracy and racism) and to support for policies that have implications for intergroup relations (e.g., war, civil rights, and social programs), including new policies. SDO was distinguished from interpersonal dominance, conservatism, and authoritariansim. SDO was negatively correlated with empathy, tolerance, communality, and altruism. The ramifications of SDO in social context are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship African and African American Studies en
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.67.4.741 en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Social Dominance Orientation: A Personality Variable Predicting Social and Political Attitudes en
dc.relation.journal Journal of Personality and Social Psychology en
dash.depositing.author Sidanius, James

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