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ERIC Number: EJ903254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1073-1911
The Higher Order Factor Structure and Gender Invariance of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory
Wright, Aidan G. C.; Lukowitsky, Mark R.; Pincus, Aaron L.; Conroy, David E.
Assessment, v17 n4 p467-483 Dec 2010
The Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI) is a recently developed multidimensional inventory for the assessment of pathological narcissism. The authors describe and report the results of two studies that investigate the higher order factor structure and gender invariance of the PNI. The results of the first study indicate that the PNI has a higher order factor structure that conforms to the theoretical structure of pathological narcissism with one factor representing narcissistic grandiosity and the other capturing narcissistic vulnerability. These results uniquely place the PNI as the only measure to broadly assess the two phenotypic themes of pathological narcissism. In the second study, results from tests of measurement invariance indicate that the PNI performs similarly in large samples of men (n = 488) and women (n = 495). These results further establish the psychometric properties of the PNI and suggest that it is well suited for the assessment of pathological narcissism. (Contains 1 note and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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