Title

Covert Narcissism as a Predictor of Internalizing Symptoms After Performance Feedback in Adolescents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2011

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The present study examined the association between covert narcissism and internalizing symptoms (i.e., shame, anxiety) in adolescents following an ego threat. Participants were 132 adolescents (101 males, 30 females, 1 not reported), ages 16-19 (M = 16.81 years, SD = .81), attending a residential program. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three feedback conditions (i.e., positive, negative, or neutral). Contrary to the main hypothesis, Time 2 internalizing symptoms tended to be highest for individuals in the positive feedback condition who had higher levels of narcissism. The implications of this study for understanding the role of narcissism in internalizing symptoms are discussed. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Personality and Individual Differences

Volume

51

Issue

5

First Page

623

Last Page

628