Actualidades en Psicología ISSN Impreso: 0258-6444 ISSN electrónico: 2215-3535

Authoritarianism dimensions, religion centrality and religious orientation: Differences in linear and nonlinear analysis of their relationships
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religious orientation
religion centrality
authoritarian aggression
orientaciones religiosas
centralidad de la religión
sumisión autoritaria

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Etchezahar, E., & Brussino, S. (2015). Authoritarianism dimensions, religion centrality and religious orientation: Differences in linear and nonlinear analysis of their relationships. Actualidades En Psicología, 29(118), 73–81.


The centrality of religion and the religious orientations have been studied in its relations to authoritarianism because such expressions of religiosity offer a stable conventional social framework. Such framework includes a set of guidelines that govern the behavior of authoritarian subjects. However, previous studies examining these relationships did not take into account the specific contribution of each of the dimensions of authoritarianism. The main objective of the study was to analyze the relationship between the dimensions of authoritarianism, the centrality of religion and religious orientations. 431 college students participated, aged between 20 and 35 years, 72.38% of them were women. It was observed that the two dimensions of authoritarianism are related to centrality of religion, intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation. Relationships between dimensions are discussed as well as their linear and nonlinear analysis.
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