Skip to main content

The mediating effects of attribution styles on the relationship between overt-covert narcissism and forgiveness

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The aim in the current study was to investigate the causal relationships among the variables of covert-overt narcissism, causal attribution, responsibility attribution, and forgiveness based on the entailment model. Our aim was to differentiate between overt and covert narcissism in terms of their relationship with forgiveness. First, our findings in this study demonstrated that only covert narcissism was associated with forgiveness, whereas there was no association between overt narcissism and forgiveness. Second, path analysis revealed that both causal attribution and responsibility attribution mediated the relationship between covert narcissism and forgiveness, but this was not the case for overt narcissism. In addition, responsibility attributions mediated the relationship between causal attributions and forgiveness. Study implications are discussed.

Keywords: CAUSAL ATTRIBUTION; COVERT NARCISSISM; ENTAILMENT MODEL; FORGIVENESS; OVERT NARCISSISM; RESPONSIBILITY ATTRIBUTION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2013.41.6.881

Publication date: 2013-07-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more