Toward to Measure Narcissistic Personality in Cyberspace: Validity and Reliability


Behavior in Internet world is closely related to narcissistic personality. Internet is a necessary part of life for young: therefore, the discussion of narcissistic behavior and the implicit personality traits within Internet world has become an important issue for understanding the psychology and behavior of teenagers. Currently, well-developed narcissistic personality scales exist for academic use; however, the plausibility of applying them in Internet world still lacks systematic proof. Thus, our study developed a narcissistic personality scale focused on online behavior based on college students sampled in Taiwan, and tested the construct validity of the scale through confirmatory factor analysis. The results show that the Online Narcissistic Personality Inventory (ONPI) developed in our study is composed of seven facets and that all facets have good internal consistency; factor analysis of the seven-factor model shows good model fit. The results show that the ONPI can be applied for assessing narcissistic personality in online environments for college students.

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Chou, C. and Farn, C. (2015) Toward to Measure Narcissistic Personality in Cyberspace: Validity and Reliability. Psychology, 6, 1984-1994. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.615196.

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