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Narcissistic self-esteem or optimal self-esteem? A Latent Profile Analysis of self-esteem and psychological entitlement

Stronge, Sam, Cichocka, Aleksandra, Sibley, Chris G. (2016) Narcissistic self-esteem or optimal self-esteem? A Latent Profile Analysis of self-esteem and psychological entitlement. Journal of Research in Personality, 63 . pp. 102-110. ISSN 0092-6566. (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2016.06.016)

Abstract

Research into the relationship between self-esteem and narcissism has produced conflicting results, potentially caused by hidden subpopulations that exhibit distinct positive or negative associations. This research uses Latent Profile Analysis to identify profiles within a national panel study (N = 6,471) with differing relationships between psychological entitlement and self-esteem. We identified a narcissistic self-esteem profile (9%) characterised by high entitlement and high self-esteem, an optimal self-esteem (38.4%) profile characterised by high self-esteem but low entitlement, and three profiles that reported low entitlement but different levels of self-esteem. We additionally predicted profile membership using Big-Five personality. Results indicate that self-esteem is a necessary but not sufficient condition for high entitlement, and entitlement is not highly prevalent in New Zealand.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.06.016
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Aleksandra Cichocka
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 14:11 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58459 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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