dc.contributor.authorTeymoori, Ali
dc.contributor.authorJetten, Jolanda
dc.contributor.authorBastian, Brock
dc.contributor.authorAriyanto, Amarina
dc.contributor.authorAutin, Frédérique
dc.contributor.authorAyub, Nadia
dc.contributor.authorBadea, Constantina
dc.contributor.authorBesta, Tomasz
dc.contributor.authorButera, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorCosta-Lopes, Rui
dc.contributor.authorCui, Lijuan
dc.contributor.authorFantini, Carole
dc.contributor.authorFinchilescu, Gillian
dc.contributor.authorGaertner, Lowell
dc.contributor.authorGollwitzer, Mario
dc.contributor.authorGómez, Ángel
dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorHong, Ying Yi
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Dorthe Høj
dc.contributor.authorKarasawa, Minoru
dc.contributor.authorKessler, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorKlein, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorLima, Marcus
dc.contributor.authorMähönen, Tuuli Anna
dc.contributor.authorMegevand, Laura
dc.contributor.authorMorton, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorPaladino, Paola
dc.contributor.authorPolya, Tibor
dc.contributor.authorRuza, Aleksejs
dc.contributor.authorShahrazad, Wan
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Sushama
dc.contributor.authorTorres, Ana Raquel
dc.contributor.authorvan der Bles, Anne Marthe
dc.contributor.authorWohl, Michael
dc.contributor.editorEriksson, Kimmo*
dc.identifier.citationTeymoori, A., Jetten, J., Bastian, B., Ariyanto, A., Autin, F., Ayub, N., . . . Wohl, M. (2016). Revisiting the measurement of anomie. PLOS ONE, 11(7), e0158370-. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158370en_US
dc.description.abstractSociologists coined the term “anomie” to describe societies that are characterized by disintegration and deregulation. Extending beyond conceptualizations of anomie that conflate the measurements of anomie as ‘a state of society’ and as a ‘state of mind’, we disentangle these conceptualizations and develop an analysis and measure of this phenomenon focusing on anomie as a perception of the ‘state of society’. We propose that anomie encompasses two dimensions: a perceived breakdown in social fabric (i.e., disintegration as lack of trust and erosion of moral standards) and a perceived breakdown in leadership (i.e., deregulation as lack of legitimacy and effectiveness of leadership). Across six studies we present evidence for the validity of the new measure, the Perception of Anomie Scale (PAS). Studies 1a and 1b provide evidence for the proposed factor structure and internal consistency of PAS. Studies 2a-c provide evidence of convergent and discriminant validity. Finally, assessing PAS in 28 countries, we show that PAS correlates with national indicators of societal functioning and that PAS predicts national identification and well-being (Studies 3a & 3b). The broader implications of the anomie construct for the study of group processes are discussed.en_US
dc.format.extent27 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLOS ONEen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article, free of all copyright, and may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, built upon, or otherwise used by anyone for any lawful purpose. The work is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleRevisiting the measurement of anomieen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolCollege of Business (Nanyang Business School)en_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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