135 subjects from the general community were given Trodahl and Powell's shortened dogmatism scale and a scale which measured attitudes toward law and order. As predicted, high dogmatics were significantly more favorable to a law order position than low dogmatics. This was interpreted as resulting from the tendency of the highly dogmatic person to accept noncritically value judgments espoused by legitimate authority figures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Psychology