Watson, Paul J.
O'Leary, Brian J.; Cunningham, Christopher J. L
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Previous research has shown a relationship between narcissism and aggression, and between narcissism and self-esteem. Indeed, aspects of narcissism predict both adjusted and maladjusted forms of functioning. Therefore, narcissism appears to be both adaptive and maladaptive. In the present study, maladjusted narcissism was directly correlated with aggression, while self-esteem was inversely correlated with aggression. Another objective of this research was to relate narcissism and aggression with contingencies of self-worth. Contingencies of self-worth consisted of two relational contingencies: internal and external. Most of the external contingencies of self-worth were related to aggression, lower self-esteem, and maladaptive narcissism. In contrast internal contingencies of self-worth were related to less self-reported aggression, greater self-esteem, and adaptive narcissism. Also, the contingencies of self-worth involving appearance and virtue partially mediated the relationship between narcissism and aggression.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Narcissism; Aggressiveness; Self-esteem
vii, 75 leaves
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