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Livet ovan molnen: En explorativ studie om det inre livet hos tio personer med hög självvärdering

Ranebo, Ingrid LU and Demitz-Helin, Hanna (2010) PSPT01 20101
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study aims at reaching a greater understanding of how people with high self-evaluation feel, think, function and relate in everyday life. On the basis of earlier research within mainly psychodynamic and cognitive theories, the study authors have tried to mirror what the Narcissus of today may see in his or her reflection. The participants consisted of 388 students, 182 men and 206 women, recruited at faculties of Lund University. These people answered a questionnaire created on the basis of DIP-Q personality form and ten people (three women, seven men) who fulfilled the criteria for high self-evaluation were interviewed. Semi-structured interviews were then implemented at the faculty of psychology at Lund University. The study has a... (More)
This study aims at reaching a greater understanding of how people with high self-evaluation feel, think, function and relate in everyday life. On the basis of earlier research within mainly psychodynamic and cognitive theories, the study authors have tried to mirror what the Narcissus of today may see in his or her reflection. The participants consisted of 388 students, 182 men and 206 women, recruited at faculties of Lund University. These people answered a questionnaire created on the basis of DIP-Q personality form and ten people (three women, seven men) who fulfilled the criteria for high self-evaluation were interviewed. Semi-structured interviews were then implemented at the faculty of psychology at Lund University. The study has a qualitative, hermeneutical approach and the material was analyzed by thematic analysis. 71 (18%) of the participants met the criteria for high self-evaluation, these consisted of 49 men (69%) and 22 women (31%). The analysis of the ten interviews resulted in eleven themes that capture a recurring dynamic within these persons. The authors have given the themes following names: Achievement-seeking, Stress and demands, Fear of failing, Surface-attraction, Need for control, Need for uniqueness, The grandiosity dilemma, Excitement-seeking, Dichotomy thinking, Lack of empathy and The father relation. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Studien syftar till att nå en djupare förståelse för hur personer med hög självvärdering upplever, fungerar och relaterar i vardagen. Utifrån tidigare forskning inom främst de psykodynamiska och kognitiva teorierna har studieförfattarna försökt få en rikare bild av och förståelse för vad den moderna Narcissus ser i sin spegelbild. I studien deltog 388 unga vuxna, studenter som rekryterades vid olika institutioner inom Lunds universitet. Dessa besvarade en enkät skapad utifrån personlighetsformuläret Dip-Q och utifrån svaren rekryterades sedan tio personer (tre kvinnor, 7 män) som alla uppfyllde kriterierna för hög självvärdering. Halvstrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes sedan på Institutionen för psykologi vid Lunds universitet. Studien... (More)
Studien syftar till att nå en djupare förståelse för hur personer med hög självvärdering upplever, fungerar och relaterar i vardagen. Utifrån tidigare forskning inom främst de psykodynamiska och kognitiva teorierna har studieförfattarna försökt få en rikare bild av och förståelse för vad den moderna Narcissus ser i sin spegelbild. I studien deltog 388 unga vuxna, studenter som rekryterades vid olika institutioner inom Lunds universitet. Dessa besvarade en enkät skapad utifrån personlighetsformuläret Dip-Q och utifrån svaren rekryterades sedan tio personer (tre kvinnor, 7 män) som alla uppfyllde kriterierna för hög självvärdering. Halvstrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes sedan på Institutionen för psykologi vid Lunds universitet. Studien har en kvalitativ och hermeneutisk forskningsansats och materialet analyserades med hjälp av tematisk analys. Av de totalt 388 insamlade enkäterna, utgjordes deltagarna av 182 män och 206 kvinnor, av dessa skattades 71 av deltagarna, det vill säga 18%, som personer med hög självvärdering/narcissism. Bland dessa var 49 män (69%) och 22 (31%) kvinnor. Analysen av de tio intervjuerna resulterade i elva teman som fångar en återkommande dynamik hos dessa personer. Författarna har benämnt dessa teman: Prestationsjakten, Krav och stress, Rädslan att misslyckas, Ytkärlek, Kontrollbehov, Behovet av att vara unik, Grandiositetens dilemman, Spänningsjakten, Svartvitt tänkande, Brist på empati och Fadersrelationen. (Less)
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Ranebo, Ingrid LU and Demitz-Helin, Hanna
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PSPT01 20101
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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personality assessment, High self-evaluation, narcissism, thematic analysis
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Swedish
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1610920
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Livet ovan molnen: En explorativ studie om det inre livet hos tio personer med hög självvärdering},
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