Maria Sulaman (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Shazia Qayyum, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 92-42-9231245
The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of self-esteem and goal orientation with narcissism in government employees. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between self-esteem, goal orientation and narcissism in government employees. It was also hypothesized that Goal orientation and self-esteem would predict narcissism in govt. employees. By employing purposive sampling technique, a sample of (N = 200) of government employees were recruited from few public departments of Lahore (WAPDA, WASA, Sui Gas and LDA). Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965), Goal Orientation Scale (Vande & Walle, 1997) and Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI-16; Daniel, Ames, Paul Rose, Camerson, Anderson, 2006) were used to assess the research variable self-esteem, goal orientation and narcissism in government employees. The results revealed that there was significant positive relationship between self- esteem, goal orientation and narcissism in government employees. The results also revealed that goal orientation and self-esteem was significant positive predictor of narcissism in government employees. The findings implied important role in improving the narcissist tendencies in government employees and work for their better attitude.
Keyword: Self-esteem, goal orientation, narcissism, government employees.