Collective Narcissism Monitoring

Agnieszka Golec de Zavala, Adrian Hase, Karolina Dyduch-Hazar, Julia Bilarzewska

The study presents a monthly look at levels of collective narcissism and other psychological variables relating to group-based beliefs and political orientation. The study was started on April 19, 2020 and is being repeated each month by the Ariadna Research Panel using the computer assisted web interview (CAWI) method. The recruited sample comprises Polish citizens and is nationally representative in terms of age, gender and place of residence. 

Link to the detailed description of the scales used in the research.

 

Collective Narcissism – The resentment for the insufficient recognition of one's own group exceptionality, measured with the 5-item Collective Narcissism Scale (Golec de Zavala, Dyduch-Hazar, & Lantos, 2019). Greater values denote more collective narcissism.

In-Group Satisfaction – The feeling of attachment to one's own national group (Kosterman & Feshbach, 1989), measured with the in-group satisfaction subscale of the ingroup identification scale (Jaworska, 2016, Leach et al., 2008). Greater values denote more in-group satisfaction.

Perception of Family versus National Economic Situation – An index of the relative economic situation of one’s family when compared to the national economic situation created from two items assessing perceived economic situation of 1) one’s family and 2) one’s nation. Greater values denote a relatively more favorable situation of one’s family versus the national economic situation. 

Left-Right Self-Placement – One’s perceived placement on the left-right continuum of political orientation. Greater values denote a political orientation closer to the right wing.

Liberal-Conservative Self-Placement – One’s perceived placement on the liberal-conservative continuum of political orientation. Greater values denote a political orientation closer to the conservative end of the continuum.