Citation

The Relationship between the Big 5 Personality factors, Locus of Control, and Political Ideology

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Similar Titles



Abstract:

This study investigated the relationship between personality traits (using the Big Five Inventory), locus of control (using the Rotter scale), and measures of political ideology (using the Social Attitudes Statements scale, SAS-2). Research has shown that the personality trait of openness to experience was negatively correlated with political conservatism using the right wing authoritarianism (RWA) scale as the conservative measure (Peterson et al., 1997). However, there is ongoing debate regarding the nature of political conservatism (Crowson, Thoma, & Hestevold, 2005). Authoritarianism might not be synonymous with conservative beliefs (Crowson, et al., 2005). This calls into question research studies that make the theoretical assumption that political conservatism has components of fascism and/or authoritarianism (e.g. Altemeyer, 1998). We hypothesized that conservative political ideology would be associated with an internal locus of control, while liberal political ideology would be associated an external locus of control. We administered a questionnaire including a brief demographics survey, SAS-2, the BFI, and the Rotter’s Locus of Control scale to a sample of college students attending Cameron University. Results found a positive correlation between political liberalism and external locus of control. We also found that openness to experience was unrelated to conservatism, while agreeableness was correlated with conservatism.
Convention
Need a solution for abstract management? All Academic can help! Contact us today to find out how our system can help your annual meeting.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: Oklahoma Research Day
URL:
http://www.cameron.edu/okresearchday


Citation:
URL: http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p556976_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Laverghetta, Antonio. "The Relationship between the Big 5 Personality factors, Locus of Control, and Political Ideology" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Research Day, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, Nov 04, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p556976_index.html>

APA Citation:

Laverghetta, A. V. , 2011-11-04 "The Relationship between the Big 5 Personality factors, Locus of Control, and Political Ideology" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Research Day, Cameron University, Lawton, OK <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p556976_index.html

Publication Type: Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between personality traits (using the Big Five Inventory), locus of control (using the Rotter scale), and measures of political ideology (using the Social Attitudes Statements scale, SAS-2). Research has shown that the personality trait of openness to experience was negatively correlated with political conservatism using the right wing authoritarianism (RWA) scale as the conservative measure (Peterson et al., 1997). However, there is ongoing debate regarding the nature of political conservatism (Crowson, Thoma, & Hestevold, 2005). Authoritarianism might not be synonymous with conservative beliefs (Crowson, et al., 2005). This calls into question research studies that make the theoretical assumption that political conservatism has components of fascism and/or authoritarianism (e.g. Altemeyer, 1998). We hypothesized that conservative political ideology would be associated with an internal locus of control, while liberal political ideology would be associated an external locus of control. We administered a questionnaire including a brief demographics survey, SAS-2, the BFI, and the Rotter’s Locus of Control scale to a sample of college students attending Cameron University. Results found a positive correlation between political liberalism and external locus of control. We also found that openness to experience was unrelated to conservatism, while agreeableness was correlated with conservatism.


Similar Titles:
From the Personal to the Political: The relationship between innate motivational needs and political ideology

Relationships Between Newly-extracted Factors of English Learning Strategy Use and the Five-factor Model of Personality in Different Proficiency Levels.

Personality, Politics, and Personal Ideology: Right and Left


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.