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Level of narcissism and its relation to the level of materialism among students of Cebu Doctors' University.


Kim Beverly L. Amper,
Maylen A. Licatan

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College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Psychology - Cebu Doctors' University

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Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
March 2016


     The study aimed to determine the relationship between the level of narcissism and the level of materialism among students of Cebu Doctors' University for the academic year 2015-2016. The study utilized a descriptive correlational research method with a total number of five hundred seventeen (517) respondents stratified across the different colleges of Cebu Doctors' University. The research instruments used were the Narcissistic Personality Inventory- 16 and the Material Values Scale.

     The results indicated that majority of the respondents have low level of narcissism which is seventy-two percent (72%) and moderate level of materialism which is eighty-four percent (84%). Moreover the study revealed that there was a moderate significant relationship (rs=0.345) between the level of Narcissism and the level of  Materialism which was calculated using Spearman's Rho.

     Based on the findings of the study the following conclusions were made: Majority of the respondents had low level of narcissism and moderate level of materialistic tendencies. Furthermore, positive correlation between narcissism and materialism was determined. From the following conclusions the researcher recommends the respondents to concentrate on reaching out to others by building better social relationships and to practice charity and humility to avoid the pitfalls of narcissism and materialistic living; activities that promote social values could also be incorporated on academic subjects by the instructors and lastly for the Guidance Counselors to create programs that will urge the students to maintain their balanced outlook towards material possessions and their realistic self-view. For further studies, it is recommended to take into consideration other factors that may influence the results such as social desirability responding; and could also employ other methods for in depth analysis.


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