Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 1510–1518 | Cite as

Adolescent Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism: Associations with Perceived Parenting Practices

  • Kristen L. Mechanic
  • Christopher T. BarryEmail author
Original Paper


The present study examined the relation between adolescent and parent reports of parenting practices and adolescent grandiose and vulnerable narcissism. Participants were 300 adolescents (257 males, 43 females) who were enrolled in a short-term residential program. Findings linked grandiose narcissism to adolescent reports of positive parenting practices and poor monitoring and supervision. Vulnerable narcissism was significantly positively correlated with inconsistent discipline and poor monitoring and supervision with inconsistent discipline predicting unique variance in adolescent vulnerable narcissism. The hypothesized interaction between positive reinforcement and poor monitoring and supervision in predicting grandiose narcissism was not supported. The implications of these findings as well as limitations and directions for further research on parenting and adolescent narcissism are discussed.


Grandiose narcissism Vulnerable narcissism Parenting practices Adolescent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe University of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA

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