An Italian Validation of the Narcissism Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ): Further evidence for a two-dimensional model of grandiose narcissism

Francesco Dentale, Martina Graziano, Michael Dufner, Eunike Wetzel, Marius Leckelt, Mitja D. Back

Accepted April 30, 2018

First published April 30, 2018

https://doi.org/10.26387/bpa.281.3

Abstract

The present study aims to validate an Italian version of the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ), which operationalizes the two-dimensional model of grandiose narcissism recently proposed by Back et al. (2013). The model differentiates between Admiration and Rivalry, two dimensions that entail the agentic and antagonistic aspects of narcissism, respectively. Three hundred individuals participated in the study (mean age = 31.20, SD = 11.6, 30% males). A confirmatory factor analysis supported the expected two-factor structure. Adequate levels of internal consistency were found for the overall NARQ scores, as well as for the Admiration and Rivalry scale scores. Although Admiration and Rivalry were positively correlated, they showed a distinctive pattern of correlations with the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, the Rosenberg self-esteem scale, and the Big Five Inventory. These results replicate Back et al.’s (2013) original findings and thus provide support for the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the NARQ.

An Italian Validation of the Narcissism Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ): Further evidence for a two-dimensional model of grandiose narcissism

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Dentale Francesco. Graziano Martina. Dufner Michael. Wetzel Eunike. Leckelt Marius. Back Mitja D.. An Italian Validation of the Narcissism Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ): Further evidence for a two-dimensional model of grandiose narcissism. BPA Applied Psychology Bulletin. 2018;281(1):29-37. doi:10.26387/bpa.281.1.

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Dentale Francesco. Graziano Martina. Dufner Michael. Wetzel Eunike. Leckelt Marius. Back Mitja D.. An Italian Validation of the Narcissism Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ): Further evidence for a two-dimensional model of grandiose narcissism. BPA Applied Psychology Bulletin. 2018;281(1):29-37. doi:10.26387/bpa.281.1.