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Skala benigne i maliciozne zavisti // Serbian translation of the Dispositional Benign and Malicious Envy Scale (BeMaS)

Translated by

Marija Branković (2017)

marija.brankovic@fmk.edu.rs

Items

# Variable Item wording
1 benign1 Kada nekome zavidim, fokusiram se na to kako da budem jednako uspešan/a u budućnosti.
2 malicious1 Želeo/la bih da superiorni ljudi izgube svoju prednost.
3 benign2 Kada primetim da je neko bolji od mene, trudim se da se popravim.
4 benign3 Zavist prema drugima me pokreće da ostvarim svoje ciljeve.
5 malicious2 Kada drugi ljudi imaju nešto što želim, poželim to da im oduzmem.
6 malicious3 Osećam neprijateljstvo prema ljudima kojima zavidim.
7 benign4 Težim da dostignem one koji su bolji od mene.
8 malicious4 Osećanja zavisti čine da ne volim druge ljude.
9 benign5 Ako je neko od mene bolji, uspešniji ili imućniji, trudim se da to i sam/a dostignem.
10 malicious5 Kivan/na sam kada vidim tuđa postignuća.

Scale anchors

Participants answer on a 6-point scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 6 (strongly agree).

Scoring

The scale responses are scored by averaging the items of the benign envy and malicious envy subscales, respectively. Please find sample code here.

Benigna zavist: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9; Maligna zavist: 2, 5, 6, 8, 10

Validation paper

Dinić, B. M., & Branković, M. (2022). Cross-cultural comparison of the benign and malicious envy scale (BeMaS) across Serbian and US samples and further validation. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 38(1), 49–60. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000643

Original reference

Lange, J., & Crusius, J. (2015). Dispositional envy revisited: Unraveling the motivational dynamics of benign and malicious envy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(2), 284–294. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167214564959

PDF file

BeMaS_Serbian_Branković_2017.pdf

Other translations

Translations of the BeMaS to other languages can be found here.