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J Psychol. 1995 Jan;129(1):61-73.

Narcissism, self-esteem, and parental nurturance.

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Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 37403.

Abstract

Self-reported narcissism, self-esteem, and perceptions of parents as nurturing were examined in a sample of 459 undergraduates. In zero-order and partial correlations, dimensions from the Narcissistic Personality Inventory displayed inter-relationships and linkages with self-esteem and parental nurturance that conformed with the hypothesis that indices of narcissism fall along a continuum of mental health. Partial correlations controlling for self-esteem also indicated that at least some data for the more adaptive aspects of narcissism were mediated by healthier self-functioning. These results support recent suggestions that narcissism must be conceptualized within frameworks that include healthy self-esteem.

PMID:
7714845
DOI:
10.1080/00223980.1995.9914948
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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