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Longitudinal associations between narcissism, mental toughness and school achievement

Papageorgiou, Kostas A.; Malanchini, Margherita; Denovan, Andrew; Clough, Peter J.; Shakeshaft, Nicholas; Schofield, Kerry and Kovas, Yulia. 2018. Longitudinal associations between narcissism, mental toughness and school achievement. Personality and Individual Differences, 131, pp. 105-110. ISSN 0191-8869 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Mental toughness has been associated with optimal performance across diverse contexts including academic achievement. MT is positively associated with subclinical narcissism. Cross-sectional research reported that high narcissism may contribute indirectly to enhanced positive outcomes, through MT. This study is the first to explore longitudinally the development of the association between MT, narcissism and achievement in a sample of adolescents. MT correlated positively with narcissism and predicted a small percentage of the variation in school achievement. Narcissism did not correlate significantly with school achievement. However, subclinical narcissism exerted a significant positive indirect effect on school achievement through MT. The findings suggest that the relationship between narcissism and MT could be one of the non-cognitive mechanisms that underlie individual variation in school achievement.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.04.024

Additional Information:

We acknowledge the support of Tomsk State University competitiveness improvement programme grant (№ 8.1.11.2018). The study was not preregistered. MM's work is partly supported by the David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition.

Keywords:

longitudinal design, mental toughness, subclinical narcissism, school achievement.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
16 April 2018Accepted
25 April 2018Published Online
1 September 2018Published

Item ID:

23330

Date Deposited:

16 May 2018 15:40

Last Modified:

01 Aug 2018 05:19

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23330

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