Skip to main content

LUP Student Papers

LUND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Validating an Instrument to Measure Dominance in a Swedish Setting

Bern, Dina (2003)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Fiske and Operario (2001) found that high scores in Gough's (1987) dominance scale indicate behavior in situations of power. We studied it together with Empathy, Social Desirability, Social Dominance and Prejudice scales. Our sample were 270 women and 186 men aged 16-20. The Prejudice scales correlated positively and with social dominance. Social Desirability and Empathy were negatively related to social dominance and the prejudice scales. The pattern for gender was similar, but with stronger results for men. Gough's dominance scale was unrelated to these variables. Three factors were derived from it. The first one related to the total scale. The second and third related to prejudice. This highlights the importance of refined personality... (More)
Fiske and Operario (2001) found that high scores in Gough's (1987) dominance scale indicate behavior in situations of power. We studied it together with Empathy, Social Desirability, Social Dominance and Prejudice scales. Our sample were 270 women and 186 men aged 16-20. The Prejudice scales correlated positively and with social dominance. Social Desirability and Empathy were negatively related to social dominance and the prejudice scales. The pattern for gender was similar, but with stronger results for men. Gough's dominance scale was unrelated to these variables. Three factors were derived from it. The first one related to the total scale. The second and third related to prejudice. This highlights the importance of refined personality analyses in further studies of interpersonal power. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Bern, Dina
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Psychology, Psykologi
language
English
id
1356197
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
@misc{1356197,
  abstract     = {Fiske and Operario (2001) found that high scores in Gough's (1987) dominance scale indicate behavior in situations of power. We studied it together with Empathy, Social Desirability, Social Dominance and Prejudice scales. Our sample were 270 women and 186 men aged 16-20. The Prejudice scales correlated positively and with social dominance. Social Desirability and Empathy were negatively related to social dominance and the prejudice scales. The pattern for gender was similar, but with stronger results for men. Gough's dominance scale was unrelated to these variables. Three factors were derived from it. The first one related to the total scale. The second and third related to prejudice. This highlights the importance of refined personality analyses in further studies of interpersonal power.},
  author       = {Bern, Dina},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Validating an Instrument to Measure Dominance in a Swedish Setting},
  year         = {2003},
}