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National identification: a multidimensional scale based on a three‐country study

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Scheve, Christian von; Kozłowska, Marta; Ismer, Sven; Beyer, Manuela

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Corporate Editor Freie Universität Berlin, FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Institut für Soziologie Arbeitsbereich Makrosoziologie
Abstract "We develop and test a multidimensional scale measuring national identification. Drawing on the extant literature on nations and national identity, we propose national identification as an understanding of how individuals subjectively and dynamically relate to different characteristics of nations that we operationalize as the dimensions of symbolic, civic, and solidary identification. We discuss the development of a number of questionnaire items representing each of these dimensions and report results of various validity and reliability tests using data from three surveys we conducted in England, Germany, and Poland. Results in general confirm the three-dimensional structure of the overall construct while at the same time suggesting country-specific adaptations to the scale." (author's abstract)
Keywords identification; national identity; social construction; solidarity; symbol; cultural factors; Great Britain; Poland; Federal Republic of Germany; multidimensional scaling; scale construction
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Social Psychology; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Berlin
Page/Pages 32 p.
Series Berliner Studien zur Soziologie Europas / Berlin Studies on the Sociology of Europe (BSSE), 29
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications