A study of relationships between worldview, political orientation and art preferences

BAŞAK R., Aydin D., Erdem C., Mekik K.

5th World Conference on Design and Arts (WCDA), Skopje, Macedonia, 26 - 28 May 2016, vol.3, pp.16-22 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3
  • City: Skopje
  • Country: Macedonia
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-22


As one of the definitions art is one way of self-expression. From a larger perspective, individual's self-expression, understanding and identity shaped by living environment, socio-economic conditions, cultural environment, societal perceptions and norms, and through complex interrelationship of all of these. This complexity is defined and used in this study as 'worldview'. The 'worldview' as defined in Actual Turkish Dictionary, is the general view that includes understanding universe; meaning, purpose and value of life; human's existence and behavior as a whole. Worldview is also the final point where all values put together in a pot; and shape all; including beliefs, behavior, will, passion, choices, and preferences. In short, it is the end process which influences all choices regarding life. Art preferences in relation to political orientation were our research interest. According to findings there was a relationship between political orientation and participants' art preferences.