Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Amber Schroeder (Director), Dr. Anthony Paquin, and Dr. Reagan Brown
Department of Psychological Sciences
Master of Science
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between narcissism, cultural adjustment, and leadership of expatriates. Specifically, it was predicted that cultural adjustment would partially mediate the relationship between narcissism and selfperceptions of leadership effectiveness such that narcissism would be negatively related to cultural adjustment, and cultural adjustment would be positively related to selfperceptions of leadership effectiveness. It was also predicted that cultural adjustment would partially mediate the relationship between narcissism and LMX perceptions such that narcissism would be negatively related to cultural adjustment, and cultural adjustment would be positively related to LMX perceptions. Fifty-three participants completed an online survey through Qualtrics. Participants consisted of individuals who were teaching abroad for an extended period of time. Results indicated support for the mediating role of cultural adjustment in the relationship between narcissism and perceived leadership effectiveness, but not in the relationship between narcissism and LMX perceptions. Results also indicated positive correlations between narcissism and cultural adjustment. The implications and limitations of these findings are discussed, and multiple directions for future research are suggested.
Applied Behavior Analysis | Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Martin, Emily M., "Examining the Effect of Expatriate Narcissism Levels on Cultural Adjustment and Global Leadership Effectiveness" (2017). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1966.