Authoritarianism and job preference

Leonard Weller, Aryeh Nadler

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The hypothesis tested was that authoritarian personalities prefer the natural sciences (specifically biology and chemistry) and nonauthoritarian personalities choose the social sciences and humanities (specifically, psychology and philosophy). The results strongly supported the hypothesis. Since the study was conducted on freshmen students in Israel who select their department at the time they apply for admission to the university, the results were interpreted as indicating that authoritarians choose professions different from nonauthoritarians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1975


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