Omission and compromise : The sacredness of moral foundations in political groups in Italy

Show full item record



Permalink

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313707

Citation

Di Battista , S , Pivetti , M , Vainio , A & Berti , C 2020 , ' Omission and compromise : The sacredness of moral foundations in political groups in Italy ' , Europe's Journal of Psychology , vol. 16 , no. 1 , pp. 128-147 . https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v16i1.1887

Title: Omission and compromise : The sacredness of moral foundations in political groups in Italy
Author: Di Battista, Silvia; Pivetti, Monica; Vainio, Annukka; Berti, Chiara
Contributor organization: Department of Forest Sciences
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Forest Economics, Business and Society
Date: 2020-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Europe's Journal of Psychology
ISSN: 1841-0413
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v16i1.1887
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313707
Abstract: Sacred values are moral foundations that may make public and political debates among groups hard to resolve. A taboo trade-off framework offers the opportunity of measuring the inviolability and the "sacralization" of moral foundations. In this study, moral foundations in a taboo trade-off framework were assessed in a convenience sample of Italians (N = 224) using a new measure to assess sacred values, the Omission as a Compromise on Moral Foundations scale (OC-MF). The OC-MF measures the willingness of individuals to omit moral foundations in exchange for money. It was predicted that Italian center and left-wing participants would be less willing to compromise individualizing moral foundations as opposed to binding ones, and that center and right-wing participants would be less willing to compromise on binding moral foundations than left-wing participants. Confirmatory Factor Analyses demonstrated the two-factor structure of the OC-MF: individualizing and binding. As predicted, Repeated Measures Anova showed that political orientation was related with differential adoptions of moral foundations as sacred values, with center and left-wing participants refusing to compromise more on individualizing than on binding moral foundations. Moreover, left-wing participants were more willing to compromise on binding moral foundations than center and right-wing participants. The OC-MF shows the hypothesized differences between Italian political groups and offers a new understanding of moral reasoning. These findings provide opportunities for improving ideological debates concerning sacred values.
Subject: 5144 Social psychology
moral psychology
compromise on moral foundations
omission
sacred values
moral foundations
political orientation
TABOO TRADE-OFFS
VALUES
LIBERALS
JUDGMENT
DISGUST
HYPOTHESIS
PSYCHOLOGY
CONVICTION
BIAS
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
1887_Article_Text_15633_1_10_20200302.pdf 515.9Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record