Using two different samples, this study provides evidence that narcissists who are engaged with their environments experience several positive academic outcomes, including fewer course withdrawals and higher GPAs. The multidimensional nature of narcissistic motivation as well as implications for motivating narcissists in academic contexts are discussed.
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Pauletti, R. E., Cooper, P. J., & Cooper, A. B. (2019, May 23-26). Academic engagement moderates the influence of narcissism on student grades and retention [Poster presentation]. Association for Psychological Science 31st Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.