Journal article

Pathological narcissism and maladaptive self-regulatory behaviours in a nationally representative sample of Canadian men

David Kealy, John S Ogrodniczuk, Simon M Rice, John L Oliffe

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Clinical observation has linked externalizing coping strategies such as substance overuse and aggressive behaviours with narcissistic personality dysfunction. This study examined the relationship between pathological narcissism and maladaptive self-regulatory behaviours among Canadian men. An online survey was distributed among a stratified, nationally representative sample of 1000 men from across Canada. The survey included brief self-report measures of pathological narcissism, maladaptive externalizing coping behaviours, and general psychological distress. After controlling for the effects of age and general psychological distress, pathological narcissism was found to be significantly asso..

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