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7-Item Authentic and Hubristic Pride Scales

Development and validation of these scales are reported in: Tracy, J. L., & Robins, R. W. (2007). The psychological structure of pride: A tale of two facets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 506-525. [PDF]

These scales have been translated for use in German samples [PDF] and Spanish samples [PDF].  For information regarding the German translation please contact Gavin Sullivan Gavin.Sullivan@med.monash.edu.au.  For information regarding the Spanish translation please contact Julieta Cassone jcassone@fmed.uba.ar

Instructions for state pride measure:
Below are a number of words and phrases that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and then indicate the extent to which you feel this way using the scale shown below:

Instructions for trait pride measure:
Below are a number of words and phrases that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and then indicate the extent to which you generally feel this way (i.e., how you feel on the average) using the scale shown below:

Authentic Pride Items

  1. accomplished
  2. like I am achieving
  3. confident
  4. fulfilled
  5. productive
  6. like I have self-worth
  7. successful

Hubristic Pride Items

  1. arrogant
  2. conceited
  3. egotistical
  4. pompous
  5. smug
  6. snobbish
  7. stuck-up