July 26, 2016 12:50 - 14:20

Identity Orientations and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Authoritarianism among Young People in Turkey

[Speaker] Demir, Ilkay:1
1:Istanbul University (Turkey)

The aim of the present study was to analyse the role of identity orientations and self esteem in predicting authoritarianism among young people in Turkey. Additionally, factor structure and reliability of the Aspects of Identity Questionnaire (AIQ-IV) was tested on two seperate college samples to use in the present study. Correlation analysis and a hierarchical regression analysis were conducted to analyse the data obtained from a sample of 345 (184 female) undergraduate students (Mage=20.6). Results of the regression analysis revealed that age, personal and collective aspects of identity and self esteem together predict the 35% of authoritarianism scores. Overall, present study suggests that collective aspect of identity is positively associated with authoritarianism, while personal aspect of identity and self-esteem are negatively associated with authoritarianism among young people in Turkey.
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