publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

What inverted U can do for your country: A curvilinear relationship between confidence in the social system and political engagement.

Aleksandra Cichocka; Paulina Górska; John T. Jost; Robbie M. Sutton; Michał Bilewicz;
  • Published: 01 Nov 2018
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
We examined the link between political engagement and the tendency to justify the sociopolitical system. On one hand, confidence in the system should be negatively related to political engagement, insofar as it entails reduced desire for social change; on the other hand, system confidence should also be positively related to political engagement to the extent that it carries an assumption that the system is responsive to citizens’ political efforts. Because of the combination of these 2 opposing forces, the motivation for political engagement should be highest at intermediate levels of system confidence. Five studies revealed a negative quadratic relationship be...
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free text keywords: BF, Developmental psychology, World Values Survey, Solidarity, Psychology, Social psychology, Social system, System justification, Voting behavior, Voting, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Collective action, Politics
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