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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy

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Psychometric properties of instruments of measurement of social comparison orientation

Savchenko T.N., Ph.D. in Psychology, leading researcher of the Laboratory of psychology of cognitive processes and mathematical psychology, Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, t.n.savchenko@mail.ru
Samoylenko E.S., Doctor in Psychology, Head of Laboratory of cognitive processes and mathematical psychology, Institute of psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, elena.samoylenko@gmail.com
Korbut A.V., teacher of the Department of Psychology №18, Military University of the Ministry of Defense, Moscow, Russia, korbut.anna@rambler.ru
Abstract
In the article, the results of a comparative analysis of psychometric properties of the Iowa-Netherlands Social Comparison Orientation Measure (INCOM) (Gibbons, Buunk, 1999) versions administered to different cultural samples (American, English, Dutch, German and Russian), and Russian Social Comparison Orientation Questionnaire (RSCOQ) (Samoylenko, 2012, in Russian) are presented. For the INCOM versions, similarity in their high reliability and differences in their factor structures as well as in the ways to measure their construct and external validity were revealed. For the INCOM and RSCOQ, significant positive associations between their comparison orientaion total measures as well as their separate factors were revealed. This means a possibility to combine the two instruments when testing individual differences in social comparison orientation.

Keywords: social comparison, social comparison orientation, INCOM scale

Column: Research Methods

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2019120209

Funding

The study was carried out within the framework of the State assignment, project FANO № 0159- 2018-0010 «Multidimensionality of cognitive processes in communication».

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