Dimensions of Social Dominance: Their Personality and Socio-political Correlates within a New Zealand Probability Sample
2015 (English)In: NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, ISSN 1179-7924, Vol. 44, no 2, 25-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) was introduced as a unidimensional construct predicting numerous socio-political attitudes. However, recent findings suggest that SDO is composed of two sub-dimensions: dominance (SDO-D) and anti-egalitarianism (SDO-E). Despite converging evidence concerning their empirical differentiability, there is little consensus on how to best define them. Thus, we examined the correlates of SDO-D and SDO-E using a broad array of personality, political, ethnic and gender issue variables within a New Zealand national probability sample (N = 5,741) with European and Maori participants. SDO-D primarily related to the personality trait of honesty-humility, hostile and benevolent sexism. SDO-E primarily related to political conservatism and pro-Maori policies. In many cases, the predictive power differed between SDO-D and SDO-E, and across ethnic groups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 44, no 2, 25-34 p.
Social Dominance Orientation, sub-dimensions, predictive validity, HEXACO personality, group attitudes
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275491ISI: 000367347000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-275491DiVA: diva2:900376