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The progressive values scale: assessing the ideological schism on the Left

Proulx, Travis ORCID:, Costin, Vlad, Magazin, Elena, Zarzeczna, Natalia and Haddock, Geoffrey ORCID: 2023. The progressive values scale: assessing the ideological schism on the Left. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 49 (8) , pp. 1248-1272. 10.1177/01461672221097529

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Progressivism has increasingly challenged traditional liberalism as the dominant influence within left-wing ideology. Across four studies, we developed a measure—the Progressive Values Scale (PVS)—that characterizes distinctly progressive values within the left-wing. In Study 1, left-wing participants evaluated divisive issues, with four scale factors emerging. In Study 2, we confirmed this factor structure and included a battery of personality and values measures to explore individual differences among those who maintain a progressive worldview. In Study 3, we achieved final confirmation of the factor structure and validated the ability of the PVS to assess a distinctly progressive perspective, insofar as progressives generated prototypical faces for Liberals and Conservatives that were markedly distinct from those generated by traditional liberals. In Study 4, we distinguished the PVS from measures of left-wing authoritarianism and demonstrated that it is a better predictor of progressive political preferences and social judgments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0146-1672
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 April 2022
Date of Acceptance: 9 April 2022
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 22:22

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