Responses from 197 students to the Goal, Mode and Social Values Inventory were used to support the hypothesis that personal, interpersonal, and social values cohere around two broad value orientations - security and harmony - and that these value orientations are central in predicting political evaluations. The security scales - the National Strength and Order, the Propriety in Dress and Manners, and the Social Standing scales - intercorrelated highly and mirrored each other in predicting conservative attitudes, unwillingness to protest, and voting for the right. The harmony value scales - the International Harmony and Equality scale and the Personal Growth and Inner Harmony scale - were intercorrelated and independent of the security scales. They both predicted liberal attitudes, but only the International Harmony and Equality scale predicted willingness to protest and voting for the left.
|Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
|Published - 1997