Approbation of measure for narcissism assessment on the sample of Russian university students



Many studies today mark significant increase in narcissistic personality traits among youth population of western countries. Highly destructive impact of narcissistic pattern on individual and society is making their timely recognition, assessment and treatment to be the task of great importance. Results of primary empirical approbation of Russian language version of measure for pathological narcissism assessment in the sample of 75 Moscow University level students are presented in article (grunt RSF № 14-18-03461). The seven-factor structure of the instrument was replicated in the data analysis accounting for 64 % of the variance. Measures of internal consis- tency and external validity were acceptable. The study was performed by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (grant № 14- 18-03461) at the Federal Medical Research Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology under the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation.

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Keywords: narcissism, factor structure, perfectionism, symptoms of mental disorders

Journal rubric: Testing and Validating Instruments

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Garanyan N.G. Approbation of measure for narcissism assessment on the sample of Russian university students. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 8–32. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Natalia G. Garanyan, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Associate Professor, leading researcher at the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, member of the editorial board of the journal "Consultative Psychology and Psychotherapy", Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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