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dc.contributor.authorMavor, Kenneth I.
dc.contributor.authorGallois, Cindy
dc.identifier.citationMavor , K I & Gallois , C 2008 , ' Social group and moral orientation factors as mediators of religiosity and multiple attitude targets ' , Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion , vol. 47 , no. 3 , pp. 361-377 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 46542453
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 51249106848
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3160-3889/work/60427984
dc.description.abstractAlthough there is a tradition of examining generalized discrimination against multiple targets, recent studies have tended to consider race and homosexuality as separate targets without considering their relationship with each other Recent studies have also argued for a moral dimension in attitudes to homosexuality but this has not yet been explicitly modeled as an explanation for patterns of social attitudes. In a questionnaire study of practicing Australian Christians (N = 143), we examined the relationship of religious orientation and ideology, (intrinsic, extrinsic, fundamentalism, orthodoxy, and quest) with four attitude targets (Aboriginal Australians, women, homosexual persons, and abortion). Using structural equation modeling (SEM), we develop a two-factor model, incorporating group and moral orientation factors, which completely mediates the relationships between the religiosity, variables and the social attitudes. Religiosity variables exhibit different patterns of correlation with the two factors. The two-factor model provides a useful framework for further exploration of socially and politically contested attitudes.
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dc.rightsThis is the author's version of this work. The definitive version © 2008 The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comen
dc.subjectRight-wing authoritarianismen
dc.subjectGay menen
dc.subjectChristian orthodoxyen
dc.subjectItem scalesen
dc.subjectHN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reformen
dc.subjectBL Religionen
dc.titleSocial group and moral orientation factors as mediators of religiosity and multiple attitude targetsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity & Inclusionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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