Relationships between psychosocial characteristics and democratic values in Iranians: a cross-cultural study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622083
Title:
Relationships between psychosocial characteristics and democratic values in Iranians: a cross-cultural study
Authors:
Kaviani, Hossein; Kinman, Gail
Abstract:
This paper investigates the extent to which differences in people’s socio-political attitudes and behaviours are underpinned by individual characteristics. Two groups of volunteers: (a) an Iranian sample that have been resident in UK for less than two years, and (b) a British sample, took part in this study. A series of validated scales was used to examine differences in levels of empathy, theory of mind, flexibility, suggestibility, emotionality, openness, normative identity style, interpersonal trust, cooperativeness, emotionality, prosocial behaviour, egalitarian sex role, and authoritarianism between groups. Self-reported socio-political tendency, in terms of adherence to democracy, was also assessed. The results show significant differences in levels of these variables between the two cultural groups. Furthermore, the findings shed some light on the psychological and social factors that are related to democratic values and that predict this outcome in the two groups. Implications of the findings for policy makers and educational systems are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Kaviani H, Kinman G (2017) 'Relationships between psychosocial characteristics and democratic values in Iranians: a cross-cultural study', Research & Reviews: Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (1), pp.12-22.
Journal:
Research & Reviews: Journal of Social Sciences
Issue Date:
11-Apr-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622083
Additional Links:
https://www.rroij.com/open-access/relationships-between-psychosocial-characteristics-and-democraticvalues-in-iranians-a-crosscultural-study-.php?aid=85832
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorKaviani, Hosseinen
dc.contributor.authorKinman, Gailen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-20T10:45:39Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-20T10:45:39Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-11-
dc.identifier.citationKaviani H, Kinman G (2017) 'Relationships between psychosocial characteristics and democratic values in Iranians: a cross-cultural study', Research & Reviews: Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (1), pp.12-22.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622083-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the extent to which differences in people’s socio-political attitudes and behaviours are underpinned by individual characteristics. Two groups of volunteers: (a) an Iranian sample that have been resident in UK for less than two years, and (b) a British sample, took part in this study. A series of validated scales was used to examine differences in levels of empathy, theory of mind, flexibility, suggestibility, emotionality, openness, normative identity style, interpersonal trust, cooperativeness, emotionality, prosocial behaviour, egalitarian sex role, and authoritarianism between groups. Self-reported socio-political tendency, in terms of adherence to democracy, was also assessed. The results show significant differences in levels of these variables between the two cultural groups. Furthermore, the findings shed some light on the psychological and social factors that are related to democratic values and that predict this outcome in the two groups. Implications of the findings for policy makers and educational systems are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.rroij.com/open-access/relationships-between-psychosocial-characteristics-and-democraticvalues-in-iranians-a-crosscultural-study-.php?aid=85832-
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsocio-political attitudeen
dc.subjectdemocratic valueen
dc.subjectpersonality characteristicsen
dc.subjectIranen
dc.subjectdemocracyen
dc.subjectC800 Psychologyen
dc.titleRelationships between psychosocial characteristics and democratic values in Iranians: a cross-cultural studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalResearch & Reviews: Journal of Social Sciencesen
dc.date.updated2017-04-20T10:24:19Z-
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