This paper was originally submitted to the Special Issue ‘Positive-negative asymmetry in affect and evaluations’.
Strength in positive and negative political attitudes†
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 23, Issue 5, pages 465–469, September/October 1993
How to Cite
Lindeman, M. (1993), Strength in positive and negative political attitudes. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 23: 465–469. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2420230504
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 1992
- Manuscript Received: 18 JAN 1991
The aim of the study was to examine whether positive-negative asymmetry can be found in the strength of political attitudes. Two hundred and eleven subjects participated in the study. Attitudes toward political parties were examined by means of a questionnaire with three strength measures. As was expected, attitude intensity, centrality and behaviour were found to be linked together in positive attitudes but not in negative attitudes.