Regulatory fit and voting

Dariusz Doliński , Marek Drogosz

Abstract

The problem of many democracies is low voter turnout. One reason is the voting procedure, which only allows voting for a party or candidate. Introduction of voting against could bring more voters to the polls. The concept of regulatory focus (Higgins, 1998) suggests that people who focus on prevention would vote more eagerly if they are given the opportunity to blackball disliked candidates. This article describes 2 studies that verify this hypothesis. In the first study, over two thirds of participants declared that they would vote more willingly if they had a “for or against” choice at the election. The second study shows that the “pro or anti” formula is especially attractive to participants with a prevention regulatory focus.
Author Dariusz Doliński (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Dariusz Doliński,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Marek Drogosz (Wydział Psychologii)
Marek Drogosz,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesJournal of Applied Social Psychology, ISSN 0021-9029, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2011
Vol41(11)
Pages2673-2688
Publication size in sheets0
DOIDOI:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00841.x
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Languageen angielski
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