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2013 | 4 | 2 | 361-374
Article title

The Importance of Material Status for Electoral Chances and Perception of Politician: Delegitimization of Wealth as Post-transition Specificity?

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In presented research the impact of a politician’s economic status on his/her assessment and electoral chances was tested. In study 1 (N= 90) a politician with a high status was as-sessed as less moral and more competent than a low-status politician. In study 2 (N = 120) participants from Ireland and Poland were compared. Irish participants assessed a low--status politician as more moral and competent than the high-status one, whereas Polish participants assessed a high-status politician as more competent than the low-status one. Polish subjects generally assessed politicians’ morality lower than the Irish. The results sug-gest higher legitimization of wealth among Polish participants than the Irish, contrary to predictions. These results are discussed in reference to the system justification theory (Jost, Banaji, & Nosek, 2004) and legitimating myths (Jost, & Kay, 2003)
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4
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2
Pages
361-374
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2020-01-10
Contributors
  • Warsaw Univesity of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland
  • University of Gdansk, Poland
  • University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznan Faculty, Poland
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_15503_jecs20132_361_374
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