Right-wing authoritarianism, Big Five and perceived threat to safety
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 106–122, March 2010
How to Cite
Dallago, F. and Roccato, M. (2010), Right-wing authoritarianism, Big Five and perceived threat to safety. Eur. J. Pers., 24: 106–122. doi: 10.1002/per.745
- Issue published online: 12 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 24 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 17 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAR 2009
- right-wing authoritarianism;
- Big Five;
Using structural equations modelling, we performed a secondary analysis of the data collected by the Italian Observatory of the North West (Italian national sample, N = 976) to investigate the direct, mediated and moderated relations connecting the Big Five personality factors and perceived personal and societal threat to safety with right-wing authoritarianism (RWA). Openness, Conscientiousness and perceived societal threat to safety exerted additive effects on RWA; the relation between Openness and RWA was partially mediated by societal threat to safety and that between societal threat to safety and RWA was moderated by Openness. Limitations and possible developments of this research are discussed. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.