Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2017 Vol. 10 Issue 56

Chertkova Yu.D., Egorova M.S., Parshikova O.V., Rzhanova I.E. Authoritarianism as compensatory trait


CHERTKOVA YU.D., EGOROVA M.S., PARSHIKOVA O.V., RZHANOVA I.E. AUTHORITARIANISM AS COMPENSATORY TRAIT
Full text in Russian: Черткова Ю.Д., Егорова М.С., Паршикова О.В., Ржанова И.Е. Авторитарность как компенсаторная характеристика

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", Moscow, Russia

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The relationship of authoritarianism and personality traits was analyzed in the study. The sample consisted of 401 respondents aged 18-78 years (M = 26,58, SD = of 12,91), 55,9% - women. General authoritarianism, as well as two it’s components (authoritarian submission and aggression; conventionalism) was assessed by the Brief questionnaire of authoritarianism (questionnaire of right-wing authoritarianism of B.Altemeyer, shortened and adapted by the authors). Personality traits associated with attribution of responsibility (locus of control, measures of Free Will and Determinism Plus scale), tolerance to uncertainty and life satisfaction were also considered in the study. Regression analysis suggested that predictors of authoritarianism are the socio-demographic indicators (gender and presence / absence of siblings) and some personality traits – the internality in the field of achievements, all three indicators of FAD plus (fatalism, free will and unpredictability of surrounding world) and life satisfaction. The level of subjective control correlated primarily with the conventionalism: the higher level of authoritarianism corresponded to the internal locus of control. It is shown that the relationship of authoritarianism with internality is partly due to the internality in family relations. Life satisfaction is associated positively with all indicators of authoritarianism. Obtained relationship of authoritarianism with internal locus of control and life satisfaction do not contradict the assumption of a compensatory function of authoritarianism.

Keywords: authoritarianism, authoritarian submission and aggression, conventionalism, locus of control, life satisfaction

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 15-06-10847a.


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Received 1 November 2017. Date of publication: 31 December 2017.

About authors

Chertkova Yulia D. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Egorova Marina S. Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education; Head, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Parshikova Oxana V. Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Rzhanova I.E. Research Associate, FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Chertkova Yu.D., Egorova M.S., Parshikova O.V., Rzhanova I.E. Authoritarianism as compensatory trait. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 56, p. 11. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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