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OR26-76-6

Attitudes toward zou hou men: Effects of Type of Guanxi, Social Dominance Orientation and Right-wing Authoritarianism

[Speaker] Wang, Tulips Yiwen:1
[Co-author] Bernardo, Allan B. I:1
1:University of Macau (Macao)

This study explored Chinese university students' attitudes toward zou hou men (through backdoor) involving two types of guanxi in everyday interactions and in illegal transactions. The influence of social dominance orientation (SDO) and right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) on acceptability of zou hou men was also explored. Participant (N=281) evaluated zou hou men in illegal transactions as more unacceptable than in everyday interactions, particularly in contexts of rent-seeking (sheng-ren) guanxi and less so in favor-seeking (jia-ren) guanxi. Mediational analyses suggest that acceptability of zou hou men is positively predicted by two dimensions of social dominance orientation (group-based dominance and opposition to equality) mediated by perceptions of morality and harmfulness of zou hou men. Two dimensions of Right-Wing Authoritarianism (authoritarian aggression and authoritarian submission) also predicted acceptability of zou hou men, also mediated by perceptions of morality and harmfulness of zou hou men, but in opposite directions.
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