Demographic correlates of just world and unjust beliefs in an Austrian sample

Adrian Furnham, Viren Swami, Martin Voracek, Stefan Stieger

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320 Viennese adult participants (47.5% female) in a population sample completed two questionnaires measuring just world beliefs that were scored separately for just and unjust world beliefs. The study aimed to investigate the role of sex and age, as well as religious and political beliefs on just and unjust world beliefs. Older males who identified with a more left-wing political orientation tended to have lower scores on just world beliefs on Rubin and Peplau's scale, while better educated people tended to score lower on the unjust world subscale on both scales, although both predictors explained less than 6% of the variance in scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-994
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Austria
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Culture
  • Data Collection
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Politics
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Sex Factors
  • Social Identification
  • Social Justice
  • Social Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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