The Relationship between the types of narcissism and psychological well-being : the roles of emotions and difficulties in emotion regulation

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2015
Akıncı, İrem
The aims of this study were (1) to examine the possible effects of age and gender on the subtypes of narcissism, emotions, emotion regulation difficulties, and psychological well-being; (2) to examine the variables associated with emotions, emotion regulation difficulties, and psychological well-being; and (3) to investigate the mediating role of emotions and emotion regulation difficulties between the subtypes of narcissism and psychological well-being. To achieve these aims, 559 participants aged 18 to 75 took part in this study. The results revealed that grandiose narcissism was positively associated with pride, impulsivity and strategies domains of difficulties in emotion regulation. Except pride and anger control, vulnerable narcissism was positively associated with emotions and emotion regulation difficulties. From emotions, shame and anger-in were found to be associated with the difficulties in controlling impulses and finding effective strategies while the feeling of pride was associated with the low levels of emotion regulation difficulties. Vulnerable narcissism was positively associated with psychopathological symptoms and negatively associated with satisfaction with life. Grandiose narcissism and pride were found to be positively associated with satisfaction with life. Finally, shame, anger, emotion regulation difficulties, and pride had mediator roles in the relationship between vulnerable narcissism and psychopathological symptoms. Anger, difficulties in emotion regulation, and pride also mediated the relationship between grandiose narcissism and psychopathological symptoms. Pride mediated the relationship between both narcissistic subtypes and satisfaction with life. Therefore, these emotions and emotion regulation difficulties seem to have an importance in the understanding of narcissistic subtypes and their relation to psychological health.

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İ. Akıncı, “The Relationship between the types of narcissism and psychological well-being : the roles of emotions and difficulties in emotion regulation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.