Measuring National Identity

Lilli, Waldemar ; Diehl, Michael

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Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 1999
The title of a journal, publication series: Arbeitspapiere / Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung = Working papers
Volume: 10
Place of publication: Mannheim
ISSN: 1437-8574
Publication language: German
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: This paper is on the development of a theoretically based national identity measure. Two empirical studies with 200 participants were carried out to show that the more generally conceptualised Collective Self-Esteem Scale (CSES) by Luhtanen & Crocker (1992) provides indeed a proper base to aim at a more specific measure of national identity. However, in order to really include all those crucial aspects which, according to Social Identity Theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1986), seem necessary in defining a collective identity like the national one, the scale was completed by the aspect of comparison-to-relevant-outgroups. In fact, this completion led to a substantial increase in variance explained by the new scale compared to the CSES. 6 tables and 1 picture give detailed information about respective data patterns.

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