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Análise Psicológica

 ISSN 0870-8231

PECHORRO, Pedro et al. Auto-estima e narcisismo na adolescência: Relação com delinquência autorelatada em contexto forense e escolar. []. , 30, 3, pp.329-339. ISSN 0870-8231.

The purpose of the present study was to analyze the relative importance of the self-esteem and narcissism constructs and to assess the association between these constructs and self-reported criminal behavior. With a total of 760 youths of both sexes divided in a forensic sample (n=250) and a community sample (n=510), comparisons were made with respect to the two constructs and a multiple regression model was estimated having the self-reported delinquency as the dependent variable. The results indicate that the forensic sample is characterized as having low self-esteem and high narcissism when compared to the community sample, that the correlation between the two constructs is almost non-existing, and that narcissism is the variable that contributes the most to the prediction of self-reported delinquency.

: Juvenile delinquency; Narcissism; Self-esteem.

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