The Relationship between the Brexit Vote and Individual Predictors of Prejudice: Collective Narcissism, Right Wing Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation

Agnieszka Golec de Zavala , Rita Guerra , Cláudia Simão

Abstract

The Leave campaign in the U.K., which advocated exiting the European Union, emphasized anxiety over immigration and the need to take control of the U.K.'s borders. Citizens who expressed concerns about immigration to the U.K. were more likely to vote to leave. Two correlational studies examined the previously unexplored question of whether the Brexit vote and support for the outcome of the E.U. referendum were linked to individual predictors of prejudice toward foreigners: British collective narcissism (a belief in national greatness), right wing authoritarianism, and social dominance orientation. The results converged to indicate that all three variables were independently related to the perceived threat of immigrants and, via this variable, to the Brexit vote and a support for the outcome of the E.U. referendum. These variables explained the variance in the perceived threat of immigrants and support for the Brexit vote over and above other previously examined predictors such as age, education, or ethnicity, as well as, national identification and national attachment.
Author Agnieszka Golec de Zavala (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Agnieszka Golec de Zavala,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Rita Guerra
Rita Guerra,,
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, Cláudia Simão
Cláudia Simão,,
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Journal seriesFrontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2017
Vol8
No2023
Pages1-14
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in EnglishBrexit vote, immigration threat, collective narcissism, right wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
DOIDOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02023
URL https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02023/full
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.006; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.089 (2) - 2017=2.749 (5)
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