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Revitalizing Narcissistic Perfectionism: Evidence of the Reliability and the Validity of an Emerging Construct

Auteurs: Logan J. Nealis, Simon B. Sherry, Dayna L. Lee-Baggley, Sherry H. Stewart, Matthew A. Macneil

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment | Uitgave 3/2016

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Abstract

Theorists have long speculated about narcissistic perfectionism—an outwardly directed need for perfection marked by grandiosity, entitlement, and lofty expectations for others. This study provides evidence of reliability and predictive validity for an emerging model of narcissistic perfectionism using two waves of measurement and multiple data sources (self-report and informant-report) in a sample of 155 undergraduate students. As hypothesized, confirmatory factor analysis showed manifest indicators of narcissistic perfectionism cohered together as a constellation of traits while showing reliability and factorial validity across time and source. Hierarchical multiple regression indicated narcissistic perfectionism uniquely and incrementally predicted anger beyond competing measures of other-oriented perfectionism and narcissism. Informant-reports of narcissistic perfectionism uniquely predicted anger beyond self-reports. These results offer promising empirical support for the often discussed, but seldom tested, concept of narcissistic perfectionism.
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It is possible that the effect of narcissistic perfectionism on anger may result from interactions among individual indicators. However, moderated multiple regression analyses showed individual indicators of perfectionism (OOP, PI-HSO) and indicators of narcissism (DD-N, PES) did not interact to predict anger beyond main effects of the four indicators.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Revitalizing Narcissistic Perfectionism: Evidence of the Reliability and the Validity of an Emerging Construct
Auteurs
Logan J. Nealis
Simon B. Sherry
Dayna L. Lee-Baggley
Sherry H. Stewart
Matthew A. Macneil
Publicatiedatum
09-02-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Uitgave 3/2016
Print ISSN: 0882-2689
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-016-9537-y

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