Date of Award


Degree Type




First Advisor

Poreh, Amir

Subject Headings

Narcissism, Personality disorders, Personality assessment, Questionnaires -- Ohio, Narcissistic personality disorder, Personality assessment


This study was designed to create a new measure for narcissism. Furthermore, the NPQ will be based on the 9 DSM-IV-TR criteria for narcissism. The NPQ will be compared to the NPI with is a more established instrument of narcissism. The study examined 124 students from a certain midwestern university in north east Ohio. Results indicate that the NPQ has a higher reliability than the NPI. Additionally, the NPQ displays a high construct validity due the high correlations between the NPQ and the NPI. However, future studies should attempt to replicate the results as well as measure divergent validity in order to increase the statistical prowess of the study

Included in

Psychology Commons