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| Published: June 30, 2021

Impact of Narcissism on Sexual Coercion in Young Adult Women

Rudrani Sharma

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0902.203


The present study examined the relationship between narcissism and sexual coercion, and the impact of narcissism on sexual coercion among young adult females. The scales used for the study to assess the relationship and the impact of narcissism and sexual coercion are Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) which consists of 40 statements with two forced-choice alternatives each and Sexual Coercion in Intimate Relationships Scale (SCIRS) consisting of 34 statements. The test was administered on 101 young adult females in a romantic relationship belonging to the age group of 18-29 years. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between narcissism and sexual coercion. The study also found that there was a significant impact of narcissism on sexual coercion. The results showed a positive correlation between the variables narcissism and sexual coercion and that narcissism significantly influenced sexual coercion with a 6% of variance. The implications of preventing sexual harassment among young adult women are discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021