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Toward a Differentiated Assessment of Narcissism in Forensic Contexts: Validating the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire-Short Scale (NARQ-S) in a Forensic Sample.

Authors
  • Niemeyer, Lisa M1
  • Grosz, Michael P1
  • Jallalvand, Lina1
  • Mota, Simon1
  • Back, Mitja D1
  • 1 University of Münster, Münster, Germany. , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Assessment
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2022
Volume
29
Issue
4
Pages
731–747
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1073191120986608
PMID: 33538175
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Grandiose narcissism is a multidimensional construct consisting of agentic and antagonistic aspects with markedly distinct correlates and consequences. However, this complexity has not been reflected in how grandiose narcissism is measured and investigated in forensic contexts. To provide a more nuanced picture of narcissism in a forensic context, we harnessed the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Concept. More precisely, we investigated the psychometric properties of the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire-Short Scale (NARQ-S) in self- and informant reports of 199 male prisoners. Results confirmed the two-dimensional structure, acceptable internal consistency, moderate self-other agreement, and a differentiated nomological network for the NARQ-S. Admiration and rivalry showed distinct associations with criminal history, institutional misbehaviors, and social status in the group of prisoners. Together, the findings provide initial evidence for the validity and utility of self- and informant reports of the NARQ-S in forensic contexts and its contribution to security and treatment recommendations.

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