Narcissism and Job Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study of Organizations in North Eastern Nigeria

Ahmed Ibrahim Karage, Dr. S.M. Shariq Abbas


Set up in organizations of North Eastern Nigeria, this paper analyses the dynamics of narcissism and job satisfaction and their relationship with other independent variables. Applying non-experimental, descriptive and quantitative research design sample size of 102 was arrived through convenience sampling. 16 item Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) and 5 point Likert scale were used as instruments to measure level of narcissism and job satisfaction. Statistical techniques viz. Cronbach’s Alpha, Simple regression, Pearson correlations (bivariate) and K independent samples median test along with simple means, standard deviation and percentages analyzed the raw data. Findings revealed a modest level of narcissism among participants and generally indicated more job satisfaction as well as employees deriving pleasure in supervision and advancement opportunities offered in their workplace as factors of job satisfaction with the increase in narcissism, females being more narcissists. Workers having more levels of Narcissism were also found to be earning less as compared to their lesser narcissist counterparts.


Key Words: Narcissism, Job Satisfaction, Organizations, Nigeria



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