Title

The Relationship Between Right Wing Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orienation, and Perception of Queer Inequality in the United States

Author(s)

Amelia WuoriFollow

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Behavioral Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

In past research, right wing authoritarianism has been linked to an inability to recognize hierarchical structures at large and a common feature of right wing governments is discrimination against LGBTQ people. The purpose of this research was to determine if right wing authoritarianism is specifically related to an inability to recognize inequality faced by LGBTQ people in the United States. It was hypothesized that different beliefs associated with right wing authoritarianism, namely conservatism, traditionalism, and authoritarianism, would be associated with a lesser perception of inequality. It was also hypothesized that social dominance orientation would be similarly negatively correlated. A survey was sent out and responses were collected from participants who were asked about their tendency to agree with beliefs related to right wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation and their ability to recognize inequality based on gender identity. Scores were determined using a Likert scale, numerical values were assigned to scores which were analyzed via linear regression. The regression revealed no statistically significant correlation between SDO or RWA and POI. The data failed to reject the null hypothesis and thus the hypothesis was not supported.

Location

B&E 237

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:15 AM

The Relationship Between Right Wing Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orienation, and Perception of Queer Inequality in the United States

B&E 237

In past research, right wing authoritarianism has been linked to an inability to recognize hierarchical structures at large and a common feature of right wing governments is discrimination against LGBTQ people. The purpose of this research was to determine if right wing authoritarianism is specifically related to an inability to recognize inequality faced by LGBTQ people in the United States. It was hypothesized that different beliefs associated with right wing authoritarianism, namely conservatism, traditionalism, and authoritarianism, would be associated with a lesser perception of inequality. It was also hypothesized that social dominance orientation would be similarly negatively correlated. A survey was sent out and responses were collected from participants who were asked about their tendency to agree with beliefs related to right wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation and their ability to recognize inequality based on gender identity. Scores were determined using a Likert scale, numerical values were assigned to scores which were analyzed via linear regression. The regression revealed no statistically significant correlation between SDO or RWA and POI. The data failed to reject the null hypothesis and thus the hypothesis was not supported.