Project Director

Ferrier, David

Department Examiner

Rogers, Kate; Clark, Amanda

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The present study evaluates relations between subclinical grandiose narcissism, facets of effortful control, and hedonic well-being in a sample of emerging adults. The goal of this study was threefold. First, to assess the relation between subclinical grandiose narcissism and hedonic well-being. Correlational analyses provided support for increased grandiose narcissistic tendencies being associated with increased hedonic well-being. Second, the study sought to examine the relation between effortful control and hedonic well-being. Regression analyses revealed a lack of support for this relationship; however, this could be due to lurking variables such as self-esteem. Last, the study aimed to explore whether there is an interaction between grandiose narcissistic tendencies and effortful control predicting hedonic well-being. Moderation analyses indicated no significant interaction. These results could again, be due to self-esteem, as previous literature has established self-esteem as a mediator between narcissism and well-being. Although not all of the hypotheses were supported, findings from this study nonetheless contribute to the development of the understanding of the intersection between subclinical grandiose narcissism, effortful control, and hedonic well-being and provide avenues for future research.

IRB Number

18-090

Degree

B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Date

5-2019

Subject

Narcissism; Self-control; Well-being

Keyword

Grandiose narcissism; Hedonic well-being; Temperament; Effortful control; Emerging adulthood

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

Theses

Extent

53 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Included in

Psychology Commons

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