Collective Narcissism Scale Adaptation on a Russian Sample



Objective. Adaptation of the scale that measures the collective narcissism level of an individual.Background. There are some societal problems in modern Russia, such as a huge societal distance and widespread prejudice towards minorities. Collective narcissism is an important aspect of intergroup relations, as being related to outgroup hostility associated with a high level of ingroup identification.Study design. The study is divided into two parts, both employing a survey consisting of different questionnaires. For both parts, the survey included the adapted version of collective self-esteem scale and its correlates.Participants. The study included two samples. The first sample included 260 participants (average age 36,8 years; 43% of males). The second representative sample included 1011 participants (average age 35,1 years; 47% of males).Measurements. For data processing, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, Cronbach coefficient alpha, and correlation analysis were applied in the R Studio software.Results. Good results of confirmatory factor analysis indicate the presence of reliability-consistency of the scale. The external validity of the scale was also evaluated, as a result we received confirmation of these types of validity.Conclusions. The scale adapted by the authors is reliable and valid and can be further used for research purposes.

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Keywords: collective narcissism, intergroup relations, outgroup derogation, prejudice, self-esteem

Journal rubric: Methodological Tools

Article type: scientific article


Funding. This research is supported by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE University.

Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful for assistance in research process to E.R. Agadullina, I.R. Sarieva and I.S. Prusova.

Received: 16.06.2021


For citation: Romanova M.O., Ivanov A.A., Bogatyreva N.I., Terskova M.A., Bykov A.O., Ankushev V.V. Collective Narcissism Scale Adaptation on a Russian Sample. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2022. Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 201–220. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2022130312. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)



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Marina O. Romanova, Research assistant in Laboratory for Psychology of Social Inequality, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Aleksandr A. Ivanov, Bachelor of psychology, Research assistant, School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Natalia I. Bogatyreva, Intern researcher in Laboratory for Psychology of Social Inequality, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Maria A. Terskova, Junior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Psychology of Social Inequality, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Artur O. Bykov, Research assistant in Laboratory for Psychology of Social Inequality, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Vladislav V. Ankushev, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail: