Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ-S)

Short Description: Our SOEP-IS module is concerned with the investigation of narcissism, its development and interpersonal, intrapersonal, and institutional consequences. Including a theoretically sound, reliable, and efficient measure of narcissism (NARQ-S) enables researchers to investigate a variety of focal research questions with wide-ranging implications on individual, social, and societal levels.

Methodological Details: Six self-report items, e.g., “I manage to be the center of attention with my outstanding contributions.” and “I deserve to be seen as a great personality.”

Available Papers:

Leckelt, Marius, David Richter, Eunike Wetzel, and Mitja D. Back. 2019. Longitudinal Associations of Narcissism with Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Institutional Outcomes: An Investigation Using a Representative Sample of the German Population. Collabra-Psychology 5 (1). (;

Leckelt, Marius, Mitja D. Back, Joshua D. Foster, Roos Hutteman, Garrett Jaeger, Jessica McCain, Jean M. Twenge, and W. Keith Campbell. 2016. Entering adulthood in a recession tempers later narcissism – But only in men. Journal of Research in Personality 60 (February 2016), 8-11. ( (Pre-published 2016: SOEPpapers 886. Berlin: DIW Berlin);

Leckelt, Marius, Eunike Wetzel, Tanja M. Gerlach, Robert A. Ackermann, Joshua D. Miller, William J. Chopik, Lars Penke, Katharina Geukes, Albrecht C. Küfner, Roos Hutteman, David Richter, Karl-Heinz Renner, Marc Allroggen, Courtney Brecheen, W. Keith Campbell, Igor Grossmann, and Mitja D. Back. 2018. Validation of the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire Short Scale (NARQ-S) in Convenience and Representative Samples. Psychological Assessment 30 (1), 86-96. ( (Pre-published 2016: SOEPpapers 884. Berlin: DIW Berlin)

Find the proposal for the module here









Mitja D. Back, University of Münster [E-Mail]




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