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An effect of covert narcissism on SNS addiction tendency in university students - Focusing on a mediating effect of evaluative concernsperfectionism -
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:647-58
Published online May 31, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Euncho Yoon1 · Jung Min Kim2 · Areum Han3

123Department of Child Development and Education, Myongji University
Correspondence to: Areum Han
Associate professor, Department of Statistics, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea. E-mail: kim.1252@knu.ac.kr
Received March 21, 2017; Revised May 9, 2017; Accepted May 16, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
This study aims to explore the relative influences of covert narcissism and evaluative concerns perfectionism on SNS addiction tendency, and the mediating effect of evaluative concerns perfectionism in the influence of covert narcissism on SNS addiction tendency of undergraduates. The results of this study can be summarized in the following. First, control failure and disturbance of adaptive, avoidance of negative emotion, and virtual life orientation and withdrawal were best accounted for by exploitation/self-centeredness. On the other hand, absorption and tolerance was best accounted for by hypersensitivity/vulnerability in undergraduates. Also, SNS addiction tendency was accounted for by only socially prescribed perfectionism of evaluative concerns perfectionism. Second, evaluative concerns perfectionism partially mediated the relations between covert narcissism and absorption and tolerance and between covert narcissism and virtual life orientation and withdrawal, while it didn’t mediate the relations between covert narcissism and control failure and disturbance of adaptive and between covert narcissism and avoidance of negative emotion.
Keywords : Covert narcissism, evaluative concerns perfectionism, SNS addiction tendency, undergraduates.


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