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Brief implicit association test: Validity and utility in prediction of voting behavior

By Pavlović Maša D. and Žeželj Iris L.

Abstract

We employed the Brief Implicit Association Test (a recently developed short version of IAT) to measure implicit political attitudes toward four political parties running for Serbian parliament. To test its criterion validity, we measured voting intention and actual voting behavior. In addition, we introduced political involvement as a potential moderator of the BIAT’s predictive and incremental validity. The BIAT demonstrated good internal and predictive validity, but lacked incremental validity over self-report measures. Predictive power of the BIAT was moderated by political involvement - the BIAT scores were stronger predictors of voting intention and behavior among voters highly involved in politics. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 179018

Topics: Brief Implicit Association Test, political attitudes, voting behavior, political involvement, Psychology, BF1-990, Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, B, DOAJ:Psychology, DOAJ:Social Sciences
Publisher: Drustvo Psihologa Srbije
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.2298/PSI130606004P
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:08a80b7c23444e81a4f8d419d4c9987e
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