Narcissism in the context of depressiveness and happiness. Self-esteem and neuroticism as mediators.
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Instytut Psychologii, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Submission date: 2020-12-28
Final revision date: 2021-03-24
Acceptance date: 2021-03-25
Publication date: 2021-05-31
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Adam Łojan   

Instytut Psychologii, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Rozprawy Społeczne/Social Dissertations 2021;15(1):20-29
Abstract: The article is focused on relationships between the two types of narcissism and depressiveness as well as happiness. It seems important issue since many researchers claim that modern societies experience the epidemy of narcissism, which moreover, cannot be perceived as a homogeneous phenomenon. Material and methods: The research sample included 122 participants (65 men and 57 women), aged between 18 and 35 years old. Results: Obtained results were coherent with the previous researches. Grandiose narcissism was found to be a positive correlate of happiness but subsequent analysis revealed that self-esteem was a full mediator. Initial lack of interdependence between grandiose narcissism and depressiveness changed into moderate positive correlation when self-esteem was put as a mediator. Vulnerable narcissism was connected with higher depressiveness and lower happiness and these interrelationships were found to be fully mediated by neuroticism. Conclusions: It seems that self-esteem and neuroticism are essential elements for the two types of narcissism.
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