The correlations among political orientation, attributional style, emotion, and support for Affirmative Action were investigated. Questionnaire data were collected from a university sample in southern California. The results indicate a positive correlation between political orientation and attributional style. A ,negative correlation was found between attributional style and anger, and a positive correlation was found between attributional style and sympathy. Additionally, anger correlated negatively with support for Affirmative Action, while sympathy correlated positively with support Affirmative Action. These findings •are congruent with previous research (Zucker and Weiner, 1993) indicating correlations among political orientation, attributional style, emotion, and support for Welfare policies.
Matt L. Riggs
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Political psychology; Personality and politics; Minorities -- Employment; Discrimination in Employment; Affirmative action programs; Attribution (Social psychology)
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Boone, Derrick A., "Examining Political Orientation, Attributional style, and Affirmative Action" (2003). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 659.
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