Transgenerational Impact of Narcissistic Parenting
Date, Time & Place:
August 26, 2018 at 12:30 pm
Studio, Lambert Road campus
This research study used an interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach to explore the transgenerational impact of narcissistic parenting. Specifically, it aimed to examine the lived experiences of women raised by narcissistic mothers and explore their views on how that narcissistic parenting impacted their parenting of their own children. For purposes of this study, narcissistic parenting was generally defined as parenting that focused on using the child as a means of meeting the parents’ emotional needs. Using interview data from five participants and results from the Narcissistic Personality Inventory-40 (NPI-40) completed by each of the participants, several themes were determined to represent the impact and outcomes of experiencing maternal narcissism, including the impact to the parenting of the next generation. Findings of the study suggest that receiving narcissistic mothering leads to early adaptation of specific roles and patterns of functioning, has profound emotional consequences, and plays a significant role in determining the parenting approach towards the next generation. These outcomes were examined in the context of attachment and family systems theories as a means of conceptualizing their function and impact.
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- Program/Track/Year: Clinical Psychology, Track OP, 2014
- Chair: Dr. Oksana Yakushko
- Reader: Dr. Paula Thomson
- External Reader: Dr. Christina Griffin
- Keywords: Narcissism, Narcissistic Parenting, Maternal Narcissism, Transgenerational, Attachment, Family Systems, IPA