Journal article

Cultural religiosity moderates the relationship between perceived societal injustice and satisfaction with one's life

M Joshanloo, D Weijers, MH Bond

Personality and Individual Differences | Published : 2021


Mono-cultural studies have demonstrated that individual religiosity buffers the negative relationship between perceived injustice and personal well-being. However, it is unclear whether this relationship holds as strongly across societies with varying levels of cultural religiosity. We argue that higher levels of societal religiosity provide a cultural context that reduces pressure on its members to ameliorate societal injustice and consequently attenuates the link between injustice and an individual's satisfaction with life. To test this hypothesis, we assessed representative citizens from 136 societies with varying levels of religiosity, individual perceptions of societal injustice, and sa..

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