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The Moral Foundations taxonomy: Structural validity and relation to political ideology in Sweden

Nilsson, Artur LU and Erlandsson, Arvid LU (2015) In Personality and Individual Differences 76. p.28-32
Abstract
Although Moral Foundations Theory claims that the foundations of morality are universal, there are still few studies addressing it through non-English measures. In the current research, 540 persons filled out a Swedish translation of the Moral Foundations Questionnaire, and 332 of them filled out political attitude measures. Confirmatory factor analyses suggested that the fit of the five-factor model was better than alternative models but not optimal, replicating previous findings. Concerns with fairness and prevention of harm predicted political identity leftward, mediated mainly by preference for equality, and concerns with loyalty, authority, and sanctity predicted political identity rightward, mediated mainly by resistance to change... (More)
Although Moral Foundations Theory claims that the foundations of morality are universal, there are still few studies addressing it through non-English measures. In the current research, 540 persons filled out a Swedish translation of the Moral Foundations Questionnaire, and 332 of them filled out political attitude measures. Confirmatory factor analyses suggested that the fit of the five-factor model was better than alternative models but not optimal, replicating previous findings. Concerns with fairness and prevention of harm predicted political identity leftward, mediated mainly by preference for equality, and concerns with loyalty, authority, and sanctity predicted political identity rightward, mediated mainly by resistance to change and system justification, as hypothesized. Fairness and authority concerns were the best predictors of political ideology. (Less)
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moral foundations, morality, political ideology, political attitudes, resistance to change, preference for equality, system justification
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Personality and Individual Differences},
  title        = {The Moral Foundations taxonomy: Structural validity and relation to political ideology in Sweden},
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  volume       = {76},
  year         = {2015},
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