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Title: Narcissism, vanity, personality and mating effort
Authors: Egan, Vincent
McCorkindale, Cara
First Published: 15-Aug-2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Personality and Individual Differences, 2007, 43 (8), pp. 2105-2115
Abstract: The current study examined the relationship between narcissism and vanity, and the degree these are predicted by the ‘Big Five’ personality traits and mating effort (ME) using a sample of 103 females recruited from a large beauty salon. Narcissism correlated with vanity at 0.72 (P < 0.001), and was associated positively with extraversion (E), ME and the subscales of vanity; narcissism was associated negatively with neuroticism (N) and agreeableness (A). Vanity correlated positively with E, conscientiousness, both subscales of narcissism, and ME, and negatively with N and A. A composite narcissism–vanity score was produced using principal components analysis, and used along with scores from the NEO-FFI-R to predict mating effort. The narcissism–vanity composite, low A and E significantly and independently predicted mating effort (adjusted R2 = 0.28, F(9.96) = 7.74, P < 0.001). These results show that mating effort is additionally predicted by narcissism as well as self-reported personality.
ISSN: 0191-8869
Type: Article
Description: Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA. The final published version is available at, Doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.06.034.
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