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Document Type: Artigo
Title: Revisiting the measurement of anomie
Authors: Teymoori, Ali
Jetten, Jolanda
Bastian, Brock
Ariyanto, Amarina
Autin, Frédérique
Ayub, Nadia
Badea, Constantina
Besta, Tomasz
Butera, Fabrizio
Costa-Lopes, Rui
Cui, Lijuan
Fantini, Carole
Finchilescu, Gillian
Gaertner, Lowell
Gollwitzer, Mario
Gómez, Ángel
González, Roberto
Hong, Ying Yi
Jensen, Dorthe Høj
Karasawa, Minoru
Kessler, Thomas
Klein, Olivier
Lima, Marcus Eugênio Oliveira
Mähönen, Tuuli Anna
Megevand, Laura
Morton, Thomas
Paladino, Paola
Polya, Tibor
Ruza, Aleksejs
Shahrazad, Wan
Sharma, Sushama
Torres, Ana Raquel Rosas
Bles, Anne Marthe Van der
Wohl, Michael
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2016
Resumo : 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.
Keywords: Anomie
Concept of anomie
Measurement of anomie
ISSN: 1932-6203
Is part of: PLoS ONE
Language: eng
Publisher / Institution : PLoS (Public Library of Science)
Citation: TEYMOORI, A. et al. Revisiting the measurement of anomie. PLoS ONE, v. 11, n. 7, jul. 2016. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2017.
License: Creative Commons 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) - Dedicação ao Domínio Público
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