Data from: Revisiting the measurement of anomie

  • Ali Teymoori (Creator)
  • Jolanda Jetten (Creator)
  • Brock Bastian (Creator)
  • Amarina Ariyanto (Creator)
  • Frédérique Autin (Creator)
  • Nadia Ayub (Creator)
  • Constantina Badea (Creator)
  • Tomas Besta (Creator)
  • Fabrizio Butera (Creator)
  • Rui Costa-Lopes (Creator)
  • Lijuan Cui (Creator)
  • Carole Fantini (Creator)
  • Gillian Finchilescu (Creator)
  • Lowell Gaertner (Creator)
  • Mario Gollwitzer (Creator)
  • Ángel Gómez (Creator)
  • Roberto González (Creator)
  • Ying Yi Hong (Creator)
  • Dorthe Hoj Jensen (Creator)
  • Minoru Karasawa (Creator)
  • Thomas Kessler (Creator)
  • Olivier Klein (Creator)
  • Marcus Lima (Creator)
  • Tuuli Anna Mähönen (Creator)
  • Laura Megevand (Creator)
  • Thomas A. Morton (Creator)
  • Paola Paladino (Creator)
  • Tibor Polya (Creator)
  • Aleksejs Ruza (Creator)
  • Wan Shahrazad (Creator)
  • Sushma Sharma (Creator)
  • Ana Raquel Torres (Creator)
  • Anne Marthe van der Bles (Creator)
  • Michael Wohl (Creator)



Sociologists 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.

Each dataset in the zip file is named after each study respectively.
Date made available15-Aug-2016
PublisherUniversity of Groningen

Keywords on Datasets

  • Anomie
  • group processes
  • well-being
  • measurement
  • scale development
  • Revisiting the Measurement of Anomie

    Teymoori, A., Jetten, J., Bastian, B., Ariyanto, A., Autin, F., Ayub, N., Badea, C., Besta, T., Butera, F., Costa-Lopes, R., Cui, L., Fantini, C., Finchilescu, G., Gaertner, L., Gollwitzer, M., Gómez, Á., González, R., Hong, Y. Y., Jensen, D. H., Karasawa, M. & 14 others, Kessler, T., Klein, O., Lima, M., Mähönen, T. A., Megevand, L., Morton, T., Paladino, P., Polya, T., Ruza, A., Shahrazad, W., Sharma, S., Torres, A. R., van der Bles, A. M. & Wohl, M., 6-Jul-2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 7, 27 p., e0158370.

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