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Information about the development, psychometric properties, and interpretation of the Circumplex Scales of Intergroup Goals (CSIG) can be found in:

Locke, K. D. (2014). Circumplex Scales of Intergroup Goals: An interpersonal circle model of goals for interactions between groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 433-449. doi:10.1177/0146167213514280

 

Examples of other studies that have successfully used the CSIG:

 

Note: The one-sentence instructions at the top of the CSIG form will vary across applications. The instructions shown below are those used in Studies 1-4 of Locke (2014), where the context was international relations. However, if the context is inter-organizational relations, then the instructions might ask about “other organizations”; if the context is inter-ethnic relations, then the instructions might ask about “other ethnic groups”; and so on.


For each item below, answer the following question: When my country’s representatives or leaders interact with representatives or leaders of other countries, how important is it that we act or appear or are treated in this way?


 

it is not at all important that...

it is somewhat important that...

it is moderately important that...

it is very important that...

it is extremely important that...

…we are friendly

…we are the winners in any argument or dispute

…they respect what we have to say

…we avoid conflict

…we show that we can be tough

…we appreciate what they have to offer

…we let them fend for themselves

…we are assertive

…we celebrate their achievements

…we do whatever is in our best interest

…we get the chance to express our views

…they not get angry with us

…we not appear vulnerable

…we understand their point of view

…they stay out of our business

…we appear confident

…they feel we are all on the same team

…we are better than them

…they listen to what we have to say

…we not get into arguments

…we are aggressive if necessary

…we show concern for their welfare

…we not trust them

…we are decisive

…we are cooperative

…we keep our guard up

…they see us as responsible

…we not make them angry

…we not show our weaknesses

…we are able to compromise

…we not get entangled in their affairs

…they see us as capable

 

SAMPLE SPSS SYNTAX FOR CALCULATING CSIG SCORES:

* compute octant scores.

* PA = Agentic, BC = Agentic & Uncommunal, DE = Uncommunal, FG = Unagentic & Uncommunal

* HI = Unagentic, JK = Unagentic & Communal, LM = Communal, NO = Agentic & Communal.
COMPUTE JK = (CSIG01+CSIG09+CSIG17+CSIG25)/4.
COMPUTE DE = (
CSIG02+CSIG10+CSIG18+CSIG26)/4.

COMPUTE NO = (CSIG03+CSIG11+CSIG19+CSIG27)/4.
COMPUTE HI = (CSIG04+CSIG12+CSIG20+CSIG28)/4.
COMPUTE BC = (CSIG05+CSIG13+CSIG21+CSIG29)/4.
COMPUTE LM = (CSIG06+CSIG14+CSIG22+CSIG30)/4.
COMPUTE FG = (CSIG07+CSIG15+CSIG23+CSIG31)/4.
COMPUTE PA = (CSIG08+CSIG16+CSIG24+CSIG32)/4.

* compute overall agentic and communal vectors.

 

COMPUTE AGENTIC  = 0.414*(PA-HI+(.707*(BC+NO-FG-JK))).

COMPUTE COMMUNAL = 0.414*(LM-DE+(.707*(NO+JK-FG-BC))).

 

* compute ipsative octant scores (that are centered around the respondent’s mean score).

 

COMPUTE meanCSIG = (PA+BC+DE+FG+HI+JK+LM+NO)/8.

 

COMPUTE iPA = (PA-meanCSIG).

COMPUTE iBC = (BC-meanCSIG).

COMPUTE iDE = (DE-meanCSIG).

COMPUTE iFG = (FG-meanCSIG).

COMPUTE iHI = (HI-meanCSIG).

COMPUTE iJK = (JK-meanCSIG).

COMPUTE iLM = (LM-meanCSIG).

COMPUTE iNO = (NO-meanCSIG).