Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Research has suggested links between narcissism, unethical behavior, and undergraduate business majors. It has been theorized that altruism has a negative relationship with narcissism and research has suggested that religiosity is linked to disapproval of the unethical. Based on this information, the current study hypothesized that business majors would score higher on narcissism than religion majors, measured as selfism using the Phares and Erskine Selfism Test. The current study also hypothesized that religion majors would score higher on altruism than business majors, measured by Johnson's Self-Report Altruism Scale. Forty-one male and 27 female undergraduates majoring in either business or religion participated in the study. Results revealed that business majors did score higher on narcissism measured as selfism, though religion majors did not score higher on altruism.
BF1 .M63 v. 19 no. 1 2013
Jones, Dillon; Carden, Kerri; and Carden, Randy
"Narcissism and altruism among undergraduate business and religion majors,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 19:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol19/iss1/5