Accession Number:

AD0684505

Title:

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BASES OF POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE AMONG WHITE-COLLAR MALES,

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Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE GLASGOW (SCOTLAND)

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Report Date:

1967-01-16

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Empirical research has established the demographic variables which distinguish the supporters of the major political parties. The study was undertaken to explore further the psychological bases of political allegiance among white-collar males. A factor analysis of sixty-six variables constituting a questionnaire completed by 202 subjects showed that conservatism in this section of the population has many features. The following are of considerable importance an intensely expressed patriotism, authoritarianism, elitism and anti-egalitarianism, political, economic and social pragmatism. All these features contain a strong element of deference. Labour supporters are characterized by an egalitarian, antielitist and cosmopolitan outlook. They also have a strong tendency to be anti-authoritarian. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE