The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Are normal narcissists psychologically healthy?: Self-esteem matters

Are normal narcissists psychologically healthy?: Self-esteem matters
Are normal narcissists psychologically healthy?: Self-esteem matters
Five studies established that normal narcissism is correlated with good psychological health. Specifically, narcissism is (a) inversely related to daily sadness and dispositional depression, (b) inversely related to daily and dispositional loneliness, (c) positively related to daily and dispositional subjective well-being as well as couple well-being, (d) inversely related to daily anxiety, and (e) inversely related to dispositional neuroticism. More important, self-esteem fully accounted for the relation between narcissism and psychological health. Thus, narcissism is beneficial for psychological health only insofar as it is associated with high self-esteem. Explanations of the main and mediational findings in terms of response or social desirability biases (e.g., defensiveness, repression, impression management) were ruled out. Supplementary analysis showed that the links among narcissism, self-esteem, and psychological health were preponderantly linear.
0022-3514
400-416
Sedikides, Constantine
9d45e66d-75bb-44de-87d7-21fd553812c2
Rudich, Erich A.
0ad898c5-1e02-466e-852f-1946b3a02f50
Gregg, Aiden P.
1b03bb58-b3a5-4852-a177-29e4f633b063
Kumashiro, Madoka
53c2b236-13b5-4a03-acf3-7ee6b0e34ec1
Rusbult, Caryl
234bac7e-2d6c-443d-842c-cc0506b673c2
Sedikides, Constantine
9d45e66d-75bb-44de-87d7-21fd553812c2
Rudich, Erich A.
0ad898c5-1e02-466e-852f-1946b3a02f50
Gregg, Aiden P.
1b03bb58-b3a5-4852-a177-29e4f633b063
Kumashiro, Madoka
53c2b236-13b5-4a03-acf3-7ee6b0e34ec1
Rusbult, Caryl
234bac7e-2d6c-443d-842c-cc0506b673c2

Sedikides, Constantine, Rudich, Erich A., Gregg, Aiden P., Kumashiro, Madoka and Rusbult, Caryl (2004) Are normal narcissists psychologically healthy?: Self-esteem matters Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, (3), pp. 400-416.

Record type: Article

Abstract

Five studies established that normal narcissism is correlated with good psychological health. Specifically, narcissism is (a) inversely related to daily sadness and dispositional depression, (b) inversely related to daily and dispositional loneliness, (c) positively related to daily and dispositional subjective well-being as well as couple well-being, (d) inversely related to daily anxiety, and (e) inversely related to dispositional neuroticism. More important, self-esteem fully accounted for the relation between narcissism and psychological health. Thus, narcissism is beneficial for psychological health only insofar as it is associated with high self-esteem. Explanations of the main and mediational findings in terms of response or social desirability biases (e.g., defensiveness, repression, impression management) were ruled out. Supplementary analysis showed that the links among narcissism, self-esteem, and psychological health were preponderantly linear.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2004
Additional Information: Personality Processes and Individual Differences

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 40238
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/40238
ISSN: 0022-3514
PURE UUID: 6770efd2-0212-49ea-a192-da18011748e5

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 03 Jul 2006
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 23:48

Export record

Contributors

Author: Erich A. Rudich
Author: Aiden P. Gregg
Author: Madoka Kumashiro
Author: Caryl Rusbult

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×