We performed a multilevel, multinational analysis using the 2012 European Social Survey dataset (N=41080, nested in 20 countries) to study how living in a non-communist versus in a post-communist country moderates the link between individual conservative values (drawn on Schwartz's theory of basic human values) and political orientation (assessed as self-placement on the left-right axis and attitude towards economic redistribution). The results supported the moderating role of living in a non-communist versus in a post-communist country in the case both of political self-placement and of attitude towards economic redistribution, even controlling for the countries' degree of individualism, power distance and democracy. Specifically, conservative values were positively related to a rightist political self-placement among participants living in countries without a communist past, and to a favourable attitude towards economic redistribution in countries with a communist past. The limitations, implications and future directions of this study are discussed.

(2016). Living in a non-communist versus in a post-communist European country moderates the relation between conservative values and political orientation: a multilevel study [journal article - articolo]. In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/171004

Living in a non-communist versus in a post-communist European country moderates the relation between conservative values and political orientation: a multilevel study

Barni, Daniela;
2016-01-01

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We performed a multilevel, multinational analysis using the 2012 European Social Survey dataset (N=41080, nested in 20 countries) to study how living in a non-communist versus in a post-communist country moderates the link between individual conservative values (drawn on Schwartz's theory of basic human values) and political orientation (assessed as self-placement on the left-right axis and attitude towards economic redistribution). The results supported the moderating role of living in a non-communist versus in a post-communist country in the case both of political self-placement and of attitude towards economic redistribution, even controlling for the countries' degree of individualism, power distance and democracy. Specifically, conservative values were positively related to a rightist political self-placement among participants living in countries without a communist past, and to a favourable attitude towards economic redistribution in countries with a communist past. The limitations, implications and future directions of this study are discussed.
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Barni, Daniela; Vieno, Alessio; Roccato, Michele
(2016). Living in a non-communist versus in a post-communist European country moderates the relation between conservative values and political orientation: a multilevel study [journal article - articolo]. In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/171004
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