Make your own free website on Tripod.com
**************************************************************************************

This is one of a series of excerpts from older articles put online by John Ray as a public service. The articles concerned are in general otherwise available only by special request to a University or other major library.

****************************************************************************************

The Journal of Social Psychology, 1974, 94, 179-186.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ETHNOCENTRISM AND CONSERVATISM IN AN "AUTHORITARIAN" CULTURE



University of Waikato, New Zealand

DAVID R. THOMAS

SUMMARY

A number of previous investigators have suggested that there is a lower relationship between authoritarianism and ethnocentrism in "authoritarian cultures than in "non-authoritarian" cultures. A review of the literature indicated that the available evidence did not provide conclusive support for this contention. The degree of association between these characteristics was examined in Queensland, Australia -- a relatively authoritarian culture. Highly significant correlations were found between the Conservatism scale and two measures of ethnic prejudice in a sample of 56 mothers. While social processes are undoubtedly an important determinant of differences between cultural groups in mean levels of ethnocentrism, studies which attempt to show a difference in the degree of association between authoritarianism and ethnocentrism have to allow for the effect of differences in instrument variances, between cultural groups, on the measures used.





Back to List of excerpted references




Go to Index page for this site

Go to John Ray's "Tongue Tied" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Dissecting Leftism" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Australian Politics" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Gun Watch" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Education Watch" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Socialized Medicine" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Political Correctness Watch" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Greenie Watch" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Food & Health Skeptic" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Eye on Britain" blog (Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Leftists as Elitists" blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Marx & Engels in their own words" blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "A scripture blog" (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's recipe blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
Go to John Ray's "Some memoirs" (Occasionally updated -- Backup here)

Go to John Ray's Main academic menu
Go to Menu of recent writings
Go to John Ray's basic home page
Go to John Ray's pictorial Home Page (Backup here)
Go to Selected pictures from John Ray's blogs (Backup here)
Go to Another picture page (Best with broadband)