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Expanding the nomological net of the pathological narcissism inventory

  • The Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI) is a multidimensional measure for assessing grandiose and vulnerable features in narcissistic pathology. The aim of the present research was to construct and validate a German translation of the PNI and to provide further information on the PNI's nomological net. Findings from a first study confirm the psychometric soundness of the PNI and replicate its seven-factor first-order structure. A second-order structure was also supported but with several equivalent models. A second study investigating associations with a broad range of measures (DSM Axis I and II constructs, emotions, personality traits, interpersonal and dysfunctional behaviors, and well-being) supported the concurrent validity of the PNI. Discriminant validity with the Narcissistic Personality Inventory was also shown. Finally, in a third study an extension in a clinical inpatient sample provided further evidence that the PNI is a useful tool to assess the more pathological end of narcissism.

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Author:Carolyn C. Morf, Eva Schürch, Albrecht Küfner, Philip Siegrist, Aline VaterORCiDGND, Mitja Back, Robert Mestel, Michela Schröder-AbéGND
Parent Title (English):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe
Subtitle (English):German validation and extension in a clinical inpatient sample
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (410)
Document Type:Postprint
Date of first Publication:2018/05/17
Year of Completion:2017
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2018/05/17
Tag:Pathological Narcissism Inventory; assessment; construct validity; narcissism; nomological network
Source:Assessment 24 (2017) Nr. 4, S. 419–443 DOI: 10.1177/1073191115627010
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Peer Review:Referiert
Publication Way:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht