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

Show simple item record Di Battista, Silvia Pivetti, Monica Vainio, Annukka Berti, Chiara 2020-03-30T07:01:01Z 2020-03-30T07:01:01Z 2020-02
dc.identifier.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 .
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dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 5144 Social psychology
dc.subject moral psychology
dc.subject compromise on moral foundations
dc.subject omission
dc.subject sacred values
dc.subject moral foundations
dc.subject political orientation
dc.subject VALUES
dc.subject LIBERALS
dc.subject JUDGMENT
dc.subject DISGUST
dc.subject HYPOTHESIS
dc.subject PSYCHOLOGY
dc.subject CONVICTION
dc.subject BIAS
dc.title Omission and compromise : The sacredness of moral foundations in political groups in Italy en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Forest Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Forest Economics, Business and Society
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