Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 3(6), pp. 153 - 159
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030601
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Differences in Self-evaluation of Narcissism and Therapeutic Relation of Students and Psychotherapists from Different Psychotherapy Schools


Jelena Tovarovic 1,*, Zorica Knezevic 2
1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2 Department of Psychotherapy, Faculty of Legal and Business Studies, 'Dr Lazar Vrkatić' in Novi Sad, Serbia

ABSTRACT

Personal characteristics such as narcissism, may affect the therapeutic relationship and the quality of work with clients. The aim of research is to establish whether there are differences in self-evaluation of narcissism and therapeutic relationship between students and psychotherapists of various psychotherapy schools. Research was conducted on the sample of 99 subjects, of whom 38 are psychotherapists from Transactional Analysis, 36 are therapists from Gestalt and 25 are students from Integrative psychotherapy school. The instrument used for evaluation of narcissism is NPI-40 at five-point scale (α=.91), which contains the following dimensions: Authority, Self-sufficiency, Superiority, Exhibitionism, Exploitative, Vanity, and Entitlement. Therapist's relation towards the clients is evaluated by HAQ-II questionnaire (α=.80), which measures positive and negative therapist's relation towards the client. Results show that there are statistically significant differences in total narcissism Also, there are significant differences at various subscales of measured narcissism: Self-sufficiency, Exhibitionism, Exploitative and Entitlement. Results show that there are also differences in negative relation towards the clients, and this is between Gestalt and Integrative. Obtained results may be primarily interpreted by various education profiles and courses of students, future therapists.

KEYWORDS
Narcissism, Therapeutic Relationship, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Integrative

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[1] Jelena Tovarovic , Zorica Knezevic , "Differences in Self-evaluation of Narcissism and Therapeutic Relation of Students and Psychotherapists from Different Psychotherapy Schools," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 153 - 159, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030601.

(b). APA Format:
Jelena Tovarovic , Zorica Knezevic (2015). Differences in Self-evaluation of Narcissism and Therapeutic Relation of Students and Psychotherapists from Different Psychotherapy Schools. Universal Journal of Psychology, 3(6), 153 - 159. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030601.