The German Standard and Short Authentic and Hubristic Pride Scales : Psychometric Properties, Validity Testing, Self-Other Agreement, and Linguistic Correlates

Faculty/Professorship: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  
Author(s): Körner, Robert  ; Schütz, Astrid  
Title of the Journal: European Journal of Psychological Assessment : EJPA ; official organ of the European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA)
ISSN: 2151-2426, 1015-5759
Publisher Information: Göttingen : Hogrefe
Year of publication: 2021
Pages: 1-12
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000684
The authentic and hubristic pride (A&HP) model is the domineering paradigm in pride research. Authentic pride (AP) comprises feelings of accomplishment and self-worth, whereas hubristic pride (HP) includes conceit and arrogance. We provide a German version of the A&HP scale (Tracy & Robins, 2007), the GAHPS. We found a good fit for a two-factor solution. Internal consistencies were high. Nomological validity was supported for personality, self-esteem, and narcissism (Study 1, N = 569), status (Study 2, N = 565), and other emotions (Study 3, N = 204). In Study 4 (N = 184), AP and HP had different associations with prosocial and antisocial behavior. We found high self-other agreement (109 dyads) for AP but not for HP. Further, people used different words to describe AP and HP when they described themselves and peers, thus suggesting that the two forms are associated with different linguistic styles. Finally, using an Ant Colony Optimization algorithm, we derived a short form for the scale. Researchers are advised to choose the standard or short scale, depending on the research purpose. This research broadens the validity testing of the A&HP model and, for the first time, provides linguistic correlates of the two forms of pride.
GND Keywords: Stolz; Selbstbewusstsein; Gefühl; Persönlichkeit; Test
Keywords: authentic pride, hubristic pride, self-consciious emotion, LIWC, status, emotion
DDC Classification: 150 Psychology  
RVK Classification: CS 9500   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 25. January 2022
Project: Erstellung des OPEN VHB-Kurses "Emotionale Kompetenz - Theorie und Praxis: Emotionen verstehen, wahrnehmen und regulieren"