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A sociocultural approach to narcissism: the case of modern China

Cai, H., Kwan, V. and Sedikides, Constantine (2012) A sociocultural approach to narcissism: the case of modern China European Journal of Personality, 26, (5), pp. 529-535.

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Abstract

Using large Internet samples, we examined the possible influence of sociodemographic factors on the Chinese self-concept and in particular, on the level of narcissism. We found that (i) younger persons are more narcissistic than older ones; (ii) persons from higher socioeconomic classes are more narcissistic than those from lower socioeconomic classes; (iii) persons from only-child families are more narcissistic than those from families with multiple children; (iv) persons from urban areas are more narcissistic than those from rural areas; and (v) individualistic values are predictive of individual differences in narcissism. The findings suggest that sociocultural changes contribute to the rise of narcissism in China.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 14 November 2011
Published date: September 2012

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Local EPrints ID: 343216
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343216
ISSN: 0890-2070
PURE UUID: 195a5ed5-6a8a-4def-ad4f-a3b75b0dbd21

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Date deposited: 26 Sep 2012 15:06
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 11:46

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Author: H. Cai
Author: V. Kwan

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