Personality, identity styles and authoritarianism: an integrative study among late adolescents
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 20, Issue 5, pages 397–417, August 2006
How to Cite
Duriez, B. and Soenens, B. (2006), Personality, identity styles and authoritarianism: an integrative study among late adolescents. Eur. J. Pers., 20: 397–417. doi: 10.1002/per.589
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Received: 15 MAR 2005
- Scientific Research Flanders (FWO)
- identity styles;
- right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation
The relations between five personality factors, three identity styles, the prejudice dispositions of right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), social dominance orientation (SDO) and racial prejudice were investigated in a Flemish-Belgian late adolescent sample (N = 328). Results show that Openness to Experience and Agreeableness relate to racial prejudice but that these relations were fully mediated by RWA and SDO. In addition, results show that whereas RWA relates to Conscientiousness and lack of Openness to Experience, SDO relates to lack of Agreeableness and lack of Openness to Experience. The relation between Conscientiousness and RWA and between Openness to Experience and SDO was fully mediated by the identity styles. However, Openness to Experience had a direct influence on RWA and Agreeableness had a direct influence on SDO. The implications of these findings are discussed. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.