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The development of a new scale for measuring national, civic and cultural identity in Turkey

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Society is considered to refer to a community with many interrelated institutions constructed formally or informally by people. Without doubt, individuals do not have a sense of belonging to a society or nation as a single category, but more likely as a multitude of social groups or categories, such as race, citizenship, religion, language, culture, gender, etc. In the 21st century, to understand individuals’ sense of belonging to society is a more crucial issue than in past centuries given the continuous globalization movement and the ensuing need to reconsider the meaning of the nation-state. For this reason, we developed a new scale that captured individuals’ identification with their ethnic-national, citizenship and cultural groups, as independent social categories. The scale was administered to 239 students and non-students in different cities in Turkey. The results of factor analyses confirmed the independent existence of the three types of identification, but also showed solidarity as a separate dimension of identification. All factors were reliable. We tested the construct validity of the scale in relation to other ethnic identity measures. We were able to test the predictive validity of our scale by comparing the levels of different identities between Turkish and Kurdish participants. As expected, Turks showed a significantly higher sense of national and cultural identification than Kurds, but both groups displayed similar levels of civic identification and solidarity. This poses a challenge to the assumption that social cohesion has to be achieved just by identification with a single national or societal group.

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Societal Identification, Ethnic Groups, Scale Development, Social Cohesion
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Çoymak, Ahmet. and Gheorghiu, Mirona. "The development of a new scale for measuring national, civic and cultural identity in Turkey" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISPP 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Jul 14, 2009 <Not Available>. 2013-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p314672_index.html>

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Çoymak, A. and Gheorghiu, M. , 2009-07-14 "The development of a new scale for measuring national, civic and cultural identity in Turkey" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISPP 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland <Not Available>. 2013-12-12 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p314672_index.html

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Abstract: Society is considered to refer to a community with many interrelated institutions constructed formally or informally by people. Without doubt, individuals do not have a sense of belonging to a society or nation as a single category, but more likely as a multitude of social groups or categories, such as race, citizenship, religion, language, culture, gender, etc. In the 21st century, to understand individuals’ sense of belonging to society is a more crucial issue than in past centuries given the continuous globalization movement and the ensuing need to reconsider the meaning of the nation-state. For this reason, we developed a new scale that captured individuals’ identification with their ethnic-national, citizenship and cultural groups, as independent social categories. The scale was administered to 239 students and non-students in different cities in Turkey. The results of factor analyses confirmed the independent existence of the three types of identification, but also showed solidarity as a separate dimension of identification. All factors were reliable. We tested the construct validity of the scale in relation to other ethnic identity measures. We were able to test the predictive validity of our scale by comparing the levels of different identities between Turkish and Kurdish participants. As expected, Turks showed a significantly higher sense of national and cultural identification than Kurds, but both groups displayed similar levels of civic identification and solidarity. This poses a challenge to the assumption that social cohesion has to be achieved just by identification with a single national or societal group.

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