Title

The Associations of Self-Reported and Peer-Reported Relational Aggression with Narcissism and Self-Esteem Among Adolescents in a Residential Setting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The present study investigated the relations of self-reported and peer-nominated relational aggression ( RA) with self-esteem and narcissism among 43 at-risk 16- to 18-year-olds. Self-reported and peer-nominated RA were positively intercorrelated, and each was positively correlated with narcissism. An interaction between self-esteem and narcissism predicted peer-nominated RA, such that narcissism was related to peer-nominated RA particularly for individuals with high self-esteem. Maladaptive, but not adaptive, narcissism uniquely predicted peer-nominated RA. The implications and limitations of this study for research on adolescent self-perception and RA are discussed.

Publication Title

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescnet Psychology

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

128

Last Page

133