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A Hierarchical (Multicomponent) Model of In-Group Identification: Examining in Russian Samples

The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 2015. Vol. 18. No. e32. P. 1-12.

The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Leach et al. (2008) model of in-group identification in two studies using Russian samples (overall N = 621). In Study 1, a series of multi-group confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the hierarchical model of in-group identification, which included two second-order factors, self-definition (individual self-stereotyping, and in-group homogeneity) and self-investment (satisfaction, solidarity, and centrality), fitted the data well for all four group identities (ethnic, religious, university, and gender) (CFI > .93, TLI > .92, RMSEA < .06, SRMR < .06) and demonstrated better fit, compare to the alternative models. In Study 2, we examined the construct validity and reliability of the Russian version of the in-group identification measure. Results show that these measure have adequate psychometric properties. In short, our results show that the Leach et al. model is reproduced in Russian culture. The Russian version of this measure can be recommended for use in future in-group research in Russian-language samples.