The chapter examines diffeences in political efficacy of left-wing versus right-wing oriented voters. Other psychological correlates, such as political interest, identification with a political leader, and uncertainty perception are also investigated. Data were collected in a survey on a representative sample of Italian population, within the ITANES programme. Results show that left-wing people have the highest level of political efficacy, while people refusing to place themselves on the left-right continuum have the lowest level. Besides, while a strong political interest supports political efficacy among left-wing people, identification with the leader supports efficacy among right-wing people. Finally, among people refusing to place themselves on the left-right continuum, reduced political efficacy seems to be the outcome of the high perceived uncertainty at individual and collective level.

Catellani, P., Milesi, P., Efficacia. Fare o lasciar fare?, in Catellani, P., Corbetta Piergiorgi, C. P. (ed.), Sinistra e destra. Le radici psicologiche della differenza politica, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006: 151- 171 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/25718]

Efficacia. Fare o lasciar fare?

Catellani, Patrizia;Milesi, Patrizia
2006

Abstract

The chapter examines diffeences in political efficacy of left-wing versus right-wing oriented voters. Other psychological correlates, such as political interest, identification with a political leader, and uncertainty perception are also investigated. Data were collected in a survey on a representative sample of Italian population, within the ITANES programme. Results show that left-wing people have the highest level of political efficacy, while people refusing to place themselves on the left-right continuum have the lowest level. Besides, while a strong political interest supports political efficacy among left-wing people, identification with the leader supports efficacy among right-wing people. Finally, among people refusing to place themselves on the left-right continuum, reduced political efficacy seems to be the outcome of the high perceived uncertainty at individual and collective level.
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Sinistra e destra. Le radici psicologiche della differenza politica
8815109110
http://www.mulino.it/edizioni/volumi/scheda_volume.php?vista=scheda&ISBNART=10911
Catellani, P., Milesi, P., Efficacia. Fare o lasciar fare?, in Catellani, P., Corbetta Piergiorgi, C. P. (ed.), Sinistra e destra. Le radici psicologiche della differenza politica, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006: 151- 171 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/25718]
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