Self-esteem,Goal Orientation and Narcissism in Employees

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Maria Sulaman
Shazia Qayyum

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This study aimed to investigate the relationship of self-esteem, goal orientation and narcissism in government employees. It was hypothesized that a relationship between self-esteem, goal orientation and narcissism in government employees is likely present. It was also hypothesized that Goal orientation and self-esteem are likely to predict Narcissism in government employees. By employing purposive sampling technique, a sample of (N= 200) of government employees were recruited from few public departments of Lahore (WAPDA, WASA, Sui Gas and LDA).Rosenburg self-esteem scale (Rosenburg, 1965), Goal Orientation scale (VandeWalle, 1997) and Narcisstic Personality Inventory NPI-16 (Daniel R. Ames, Paul Rose, Camerson D. Anderson, 2006) were used to assess the research variable self-esteem, goal orientation and narcissism in government employees. The results revealed that there is significant positive relationship between self-esteem, goal orientation and narcissism in government employees. The results also relived that Goal orientation and self-esteem is significant positive predictors of Narcissism in government employees. The findings implied important role in improving the narcisstic tendencies in government employees and work for their better attitude.

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Sulaman, M. ., & Qayyum, S. . (2020). Self-esteem,Goal Orientation and Narcissism in Employees. Journal of Public Value and Administrative Insight, 3(2), 40–49. https://doi.org/10.31580/jpvai.v3i2.1458
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