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The Effects of Pathological Narcissism on Social Anxiety: Mediation Effects of Difference of Self-Presentational Motivation and Self-Presentational Expectation and Anger Rumination
Korean J Stress Res 2019;27:304-312
Published online December 31, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Yong Hee Kim

Department of Psychology, Gwangju University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Yong Hee Kim
Department of Psychology, Gwangju University, 277 Hyodeok-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju 61743, Korea
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E-mail: yngkim9@gwangju.ac.kr
Received August 14, 2019; Revised November 27, 2019; Accepted November 27, 2019.
Articles published in stress are open-access, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of pathological narcissism on social anxiety, and the dual mediating effects of difference of self-presentation motivation and self-presentation expectancies and anger rumination.
Methods: A total of 307 college students participated in this study by completing the questionnaires and to solve the research questions, AMOS and bootstrapping analysis was employed.
Results: First, pathological narcissism had a significant interrelation to self-presentation motivation, self-presentation expectancies, anger rumination, and social anxiety. Second, it was confirmed that pathological narcissism affected social anxiety by mediating both difference of self-presentation motivation and self-presentation expectancies and anger rumination. Third, the dual mediating effects of difference of self-presentation motivation and self-presentation expectancies and anger rumination on the relationship between pathological narcissism and social anxiety was found.
Conclusions: Implication for empirical research and clinical practice regarding treatment of clients with pathological narcissism and social anxiety are discussed. Limitation of current research and suggestions for future study are discussed.
Keywords : Pathological narcissism, Social anxiety, Self-presentational motivation, Self-presentational expectation, Anger rumination


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