Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism: Associations with alcohol use, alcohol problems and problem recognition

Logan E. Welker, Raluca M. Simons, Jeffrey S. Simons

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Abstract

Objective: This study fills a gap in the literature by examining the relationship between two types of narcissism, vulnerable and grandiose, and five alcohol-related outcomes (ie, alcohol use, alcohol problems, evaluation and expectancies of problems, and readiness to change). Participants: 345 college students (28% men, 72% women) from a Midwestern university were recruited from undergraduate psychology courses from April 2015 to October 2016. Methods: Participants completed an online survey with questionnaires measuring the variables of interest. Multiple regression analyses were used to test the hypotheses. Results: Grandiose narcissism was a positive predictor of alcohol consumption and a positive (ie, good) evaluation of alcohol-related problems. Vulnerable narcissism was a positive predictor of alcohol-related problems, problem recognition (ie, readiness to change), and problem expectancies. Conclusions: The results speak to the effects that different types of narcissism have on alcohol use, alcohol problems and attitudes towards alcohol problems among young adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-234
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019

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Keywords

  • Alcohol problems
  • alcohol use
  • grandiose narcissism
  • problem evaluations
  • problem expectancies
  • problem recognition
  • vulnerable narcissism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism : Associations with alcohol use, alcohol problems and problem recognition. / Welker, Logan E.; Simons, Raluca M.; Simons, Jeffrey S.

In: Journal of American College Health, Vol. 67, No. 3, 03.04.2019, p. 226-234.

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