Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska

Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw · Institute of Psychology

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Introduction
I`m interested in broadly defined social and cross-cultural psychology. My research interest is focused on entitlement, narcissism and self-esteem in cross-cultural context. I`m interested also in the studies on subjective well-being. https://www.crossculturalpsychlab.com
Additional affiliations
February 2017 - June 2022
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • head of cross-cultural psychology research centre https://www.crossculturalpsychlab.com supervising Ph.D. students; teaching of cross-cultural psychology and macropsychology
February 2017 - present
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • head of cross-cultural psychology unit
October 2016 - October 2017
University of Gdansk
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
February 2016 - June 2016
University of Gdansk
Field of study
  • psychology
February 2006 - October 2006
Polish Academy of Sciences
Field of study
  • social psychology
October 1996 - June 2001
Institute of Psychology, Gdansk University
Field of study
  • psychology

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Publications (90)
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Abstract Objectives: The Dark Triad traits (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) capture individual differences in aversive personality to complement work on other taxonomies, such as the Big Five traits. However, the literature on the Dark Triad traits relies mostly on samples from English-speaking (i.e., Westernized) countries. We bro...
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Objectives: We aimed to introduce, validate, and showcase the utility of a new construct: communal collective narcissism. Method: We conducted four studies, in which we developed a new scale for communal collective narcissism (Study 1, N = 856), tested the construct’s unique predictions (Study 2, N = 276), examined its social relevance (Study 3, N...
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People from societies with increased individualism are assumed to be more narcissistic, yet previous research has produced highly contradictory results. Using a large international convenience sample (N = 2754) of English speaking adults and taking measurement invariance into account, we examined latent mean differences in the Narcissistic Personal...
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Research on the positivity of collective narcissists’ in-group evaluation is scarce. So far, only one published study has shown that collective narcissists favorably evaluate their in-group at the explicit level but have negative (or, less positive) implicit in-group evaluations (Golec de Zavala et al., 2009, Study 4). The present preregistered rep...
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COVID-19 has been a source of fear around the world. We asked whether the measurement of this fear is trustworthy and comparable across countries. In particular, we explored the measurement invariance and cross-cultural replicability of the widely-used Fear of COVID-19 (the FCV-19S) scale, testing community samples from 48 countries (N = 14,558). T...
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Most research on the development of personality traits like the Dark Triad (i.e., narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy) focuses on local effects like parenting style or attachment, but people live in a larger society that may set the stage for any local effects. Here we paired nation-level data on the traits from 49 nations with several mi...
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The current study examines the temperamental basis of three forms of grandiose narcissism (i.e., agentic, communal, and antagonistic), employing the Behavioral Inhibition System model and three aspects of Behavioral Activation System (i.e., drive, pleasure-seeking, and sensitivity to reward). Using a self-report study conducted on a general Polish...
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Cross-cultural assessment of affective well-being among adolescents has received scarce attention in positive psychological research. The present study investigated cross-cultural measurement invariance of the Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE) among adolescents from three countries (India, Poland, and Serbia). The sample included a...
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Measurement of adolescent life satisfaction across cultures has not received much attention in previous empirical research. The present study evaluated measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) among adolescents in 24 countries and regions (N = 22,710; age range = 13-19 years; 53% female). A single-factor model with residual...
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In the current study (N = 421), we examined the relationship between the full spectrum of facets of narcissism (i.e., agentic, antagonistic, communal, and neurotic) and the personal values on community sample adopting the refined Schwartz personal 19-values theory focusing on higher-order values. All narcissism facets were related positively to sel...
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This article presents a short research report on the relationship between perceived antagonism in social relations measured using the Belief in a Zero-Sum Game (BZSG) scale, life satisfaction, and positive and negative affect. Given that individuals who believe that life is like a zero-sum game are likely to perceive their daily interactions with o...
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The Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE) is widely used to measure emotional experiences, but not much is known about its cross-cultural utility. The present study evaluated the measurement invariance of the SPANE across adult samples (N = 12,635; age range = 18-85 years; 58.2% female) from 13 countries (China, Colombia, Germany, Greec...
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In the current study (N = 587), we collected data from the general population of Poland—a highly homogenous country—to examine how religiosity and spirituality were related to prejudice toward the threatening outgroups of (1) refugees and (2) sexual minorities. The effects of religiosity and spirituality on prejudice were juxtaposed with the effect...
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In the Polish community sample (N = 662), we examined the relationship between three facets of grandiose narcissism (agentic, antagonistic, and communal) and loneliness, mediated by the social support. Data was collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Agentic narcissism was unrelated to loneliness and social support. People characterized by a high l...
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In this paper, we focused on the poorly understood and rarely researched relationship between resilience and narcissism, adopting the adjective-based measures of narcissism. We examine how levels of resilience are related to grandiose and vulnerable narcissism, based on a three-dimensional model of resilience (i.e., ecological resilience, engineeri...
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Collective narcissists are hostile towards outgroup members, especially in response to threats against one's group. In the current study (N = 662; community sample of Poles), we examined the associations between collective narcissism and intergroup relations referring to the agency-communion model of collective narcissism during the initial weeks o...
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The present research explored the link of triarchic model of grit underpinned by three dimensions – perseverance of effort, consistency of interest, and adaptability to situations with well-being outcomes using a cross-cultural design among Filipino, Japanese, and Polish undergraduate students (Study 1), a cross-sectional design including Filipino...
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In a nationally representative sample from Poland (N = 755), we examined the relationships between the Dark Triad traits (i.e., psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism) and collective narcissism (i.e., agentic and communal) on the one hand, and behaviors related to the COVID-19 pandemic at (1) the zero-order level, at (2) the latent variance...
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distinction refers to ingroup enhancement based on perceived exceptional agency (e.g., bragging about the group’s competence, ability, and ambition) or based on perceived exceptional communion (e.g., bragging about the ingroup’s helpfulness, compassion, and morality). We consider the relevance of the agency-communion model of individual narcissism...
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In a series of 5 studies we examined relationship between two forms of spiritual transcendence (religious and non-religious) and helping. Obtained results support our hypothesis about different associations between helping and two forms of spiritual transcendence (ST). It has been shown that religious ST leads to increase in willingness to help in-...
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There are two classes of explanations of prejudice: situational and personality. In a sample of Polish community members (N = 394), we tried to understand personality variance in prejudice towards refugees (i.e., classical and modern prejudice along with social distance) by considering the role of individual differences in the Dark Triad traits (i....
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Terror Management Theory assumes the existence of two basic buffers against mortality salience: self-esteem and worldview. The aim of the current paper is to propose another buffer against mortality salience, namely spiritual transcendence. In the first study we studied the impact of activation of spiritual transcendence as a moderator of mortality...
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CCollective narcissists manifest an outgroup hostility, especially as a reaction toward threats against one’s group. In the current study, we examined the role of the COVID-19 threat in the associations between collective narcissism and intergroup relations referring to agency-communion model of collective narcissism (N = 662; general Polish sample...
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In a nationally representative sample (N = 755), we examined the relationships between the Dark Triad traits and collective narcissism on the one hand, and behaviour related to the COVID-19 pandemic on the other, at the zero-order level, at the latent variance level, and indirectly through health beliefs about the virus (i.e., the health belief mod...
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The Dark Triad (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) has garnered intense attention over the last 15 years. We examined the structure of these traits’ measure—the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen (DTDD)—in a sample of 11,488 participants from three W.E.I.R.D. (i.e., North America, Australia & Oceania, Western Europe) and five non-W.E.I.R.D. (i.e....
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n the current research, the relationship between religiosity, spirituality, and the Schwartz system of values was examined. We aimed to replicate previous findings in a new cultural context with a nonstudent population and extend them by adopting a refined Schwartz values theory. Using cross-sectional and longitudinal data, we demonstrated that rel...
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In presented research the impact of a politician’s economic status on his/her assessment and electoral chances was tested. In study 1 (N= 90) a politician with a high status was as-sessed as less moral and more competent than a low-status politician. In study 2 (N = 120) participants from Ireland and Poland were compared. Irish participants assesse...
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In this paper, we examined the psychometric properties of cross-cultural validation and replicability (i.e. measurement invariance) of the Belief in a Zero-Sum Game (BZSG) scale, measuring antagonistic belief about interpersonal relations over scarce resources. The factorial structure of the BZSG scale was investigated in student samples from 36 co...
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The Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) scale assesses religiousness and spirituality (R/S) as universal psychological constructs. The current study presents replication of spirituality assessment as proposed by the ASPIRES model and examination of relationships among religiousness, spirituality, agency, communion and ma...
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Different conceptions of narcissism exist within the literature such as grandiose, vulnerable, pathological, collective, and communal, each of which can be measured using self-report measures. Within the current paper, we review and discuss most of the existing measures of these different trait (i.e., non-clinical) narcissism constructs. This inclu...
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Previous research has shown that individuals high in narcissism mistrust others, yet little is known about nar-cissism's relation to trust. In the current study (N = 727), we aim to close this gap in the literature by examining the relationship between facets of trust (i.e., cognitive bias in the evaluation of others and personal trust-worthiness)...
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The aim of this paper was to investigate the relationship between a perceived antagonisticviewofsocialrelations(asastruggleforlimitedresources),measuredbythe BeliefinaZero-SumGame(BZSG)Scale,nationalmilitaryexpenditure,andcivilliberties. We used multi-level modeling to analyze data on 5,520 participants from 30 countries, testing the hypothesis tha...
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Badania kulturowe nad religią i jej znaczeniem dla funkcjonowania społecznego i intrapsychicznego człowieka mają długą tradycję w psychologii. Do polskich prekursorów tych badań zalicza się niewątpliwe profesor Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska, która już w latach 90-tych ubiegłego wieku scharakteryzowała specyfikę polskiej kultury i roli, jaką odgrywa w...
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This study examines factors related to willingness to host refugees. We examined the role of national attitudes (patriotism, nationalism), out-group attitudes (classic and modern prejudice), and zero-sum thinking: Belief in a Zero-Sum Game and psychological entitlement in attitudes towards hosting refugees. We proposed including zero-sum thinking a...
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Previous research has shown that individuals high in narcissism mistrust others, yet little is known about narcissism’s relation to trust. In the current study (N = 727), we aim to close this gap in the literature by examining the relationship between facets of trust (i.e., cognitive bias in the evaluation of others and personal trustworthiness) an...
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This paper describes the results of a study that examined if psychological entitlement and hedonic well-being mediated relationships between counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) and grandiose narcissism. More specifically, the mediation effects of both types of narcissism on CWB via psychological entitlement and hedonistic subjective well-being (...
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Many authors examined the interplay between gender and conflict management preferences, but those findings were often mixed and inconsistent. In the current paper we tried to explain those inconsistencies by investigating the mediating role of personality for the relationship of gender and conflict management. Rahim's inventory was used for identif...
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The purpose of the study was to explore the relationships between materialistic and non-materialistic aspirations and well-being (cognitive, emotional, and social well-being). The novelty of this study is that besides examining the relationships between the importance of materialistic and non-materialistic aspirations and well-being, it also tested...
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Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism seem to be uncorrelated in empirical studies, yet they share at least some theoretical similarities. In the current study, we examine the relation between grandiose (conceptualized as admiration and rivalry) and vulnerable narcissism in the context of the Big Five personality traits and metatraits, self-esteem, a...
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Objective: The purpose of the current study is to test the factorial structure of the Mental Health Continuum (Short Form) in Asian population as a part of the scale adaptation and validation in Vietnam. Method: The study was conducted across three different Vietnamese samples (adolescents N = 802, students N = 532, adults N = 1407). Within the pap...
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The current study explores the problem with the lack of measurement invariance for the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) by addressing two issues: conceptual heterogeneity of narcissism and methodological issues related to the binary character of data. We examine the measurement invariance of the 13-item version of the NPI in three populatio...
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This report examines the measurement invariance of the Personal Well-being Index with 8 items (PWI-8). University students (N = 5,731) from 26 countries completed the measure either through paper and pencil or electronic mode. We examined unidimensional structure of PWI and performed a Multi-group CFA (MGCFA) to assess the measurement invariance ac...
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Objective: The Mental Health Continuum – Short Form is a brief scale measuring positive human functioning. The study aimed to examine the factor structure and to explore the cross cultural utility of the MHC-SF using bifactor models and exploratory structural equation modelling (ESEM). Method: Using multigroup confirmatory analysis (MGCFA) we exa...
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Agency (derived from Latin: agens – acting or making something) has several basic meanings in psychology: (1) the feeling that somebody is able to act on or influence something, like other individual, situation, or object (a sense of agency); (2) human orientation focused on achieving goals; and (3) a specific relationship between the individual an...
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The study explored how scores on the three dimensions of the Engineering, Ecological, and Adaptive Capacity (EEA) trait resilience scale, derived from Holling’s ecological systems theory of resilience, demonstrate fit within higher-order bifactor models of measurement, cultural invariance, and associations with clinical caseness of affect. Three sa...
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Monografia przedstawia wyniki badań nad roszczeniowością prowadzone przez Magdalenę Żemojtel-Piotrowską i jej współpracowników w latach 2006–2015. Autorka proponuje szerokie rozumienie roszczeniowości – jako skłonności do formułowania oczekiwań wobec innych i koncentracji na własnym interesie, zrywa z jednostronnym, pejoratywnym rozumieniem roszcze...
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p>The current experimental study analyzes individuals’ reactions to politicians involved in scandals as a function of scandal type and politician sex ( N = 798). Corruption and sexual scandals were considered. The results indicate that female politicians were judged more harshly than male politicians involved in scandals regardless of the type of s...
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In the current study (N = 161) we examined the effect of activation of spiritual transcendence and death anxiety on spending on hedonistic and status goods as expressing materialism. Additionally, the difference between the effects of spiritual transcendence in religious and non-religious form on consumer behaviors was examined. Basing on TMT assum...
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The article presents the Polish adaptation of the Psychological Entitlement Scale (PES) by Keith Campbell and colleagues. Studies were conducted on student samples, a nationwide sample of adolescents and young adults, and workers (n = 1040). In order to test the validity of the scale, its internal structure was examined using confirmatory factor an...
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This article presents the cross-cultural validation of the Entitlement Attitudes Questionnaire, a tool designed to measure three facets of psychological entitlement: active, passive, and revenge entitlement. Active entitlement was defined as the tendency to protect individual rights based on self-worthiness. Passive entitlement was defined as the b...
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Abstract The current study examined the mediational role of self-esteem (as an enhancement) and psychological entitlement (as a cost) in the relationship between an agentic-communal model of grandiose narcissism and satisfaction with life. Two hundred and forty-eight university undergraduate students completed measures of agentic and communal narci...
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The current report presents the factor structure analysis for the Communal Narcissism Inventory (CNI). The bi-factor model assuming one general factor and two residual factors (present-focused and future-focused communal narcissism) was examined across two student samples originating from Poland (N = 831) and the UK (N = 304) and compared to one-fa...
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Current study presents analysis of politician image based on comparison between two parallel versions of his facial appearance: with and without moustache. The experiment was conducted on 395 adult Poles not familiar with politician presented at photo. To assess the impact of the moustache on image the Kaid’s semantic differential was used. Explora...
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Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychological entitlement (active, passive, and revenge), narcissism and two types of organizational behaviors in employees. Interactions between narcissism and psychological entitlement as predictors of organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) and counterproductive...
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In the current paper, the relationship between materialistic aspirations (fame, money and image) and psychological entitlement (active, passive and revenge) is examined. Additionally, the possible mediating role of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being are considered. SEM analysis conducted on Polish students sample (n = 153) revealed that materialism...
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This article presents the crosscultural validation of the Entitlement Attitudes Questionnaire, a tool designed to measure three facets of psychological entitlement: active, passive and revenge entitlement. Active entitlement was defined as the tendency to protect individual rights based on self-worthiness. Passive entitlement was defined as the bel...
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Background The current study investigated the role of three facets of entitlement (active, passive and revenge) in various forms of subjective well-being (SWB): hedonistic and two facets of eudaimonic well-being (social and psychological). Social well-being was based on Keyes’ model (1998) and psychological well-being on Ryff’s model (1989). Par...
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In this study, the relationship between agency, communion, and the active, passive, and revenge forms of entitlement is examined. Results indicate that active entitlement was positively related to agency, negatively to communion (Study 1), and unrelated to unmitigated agency and communion (Study 2). Passive entitlement was positively related to com...
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W artykule przedstawiono wyniki badania zrealizowanego na próbie osób pozostających w związkach (N = 225) dotyczące wpływu roszczeniowości na satysfakcję ze związku romantycznego. Uwzględniono trzy wymiary roszcze-niowości: aktywną, bierną i odwetową (Piotrowski i Żemojtel-Piotrowska, 2009). Jedynie roszczeniowość odwetowa wiązała się negatywnie z...
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On the basis of findings obtained from students samples from 27 countries (N = 6192) applicability of three-dimensional entitlement model on individual and cultural level were tested. In the article we present theoretical model allowing for cross-cultural comparisons of entitlement attitudes and its relations to socio- economic development of societ...
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background The communal/agentic model of narcissism is well accept- ed in the current research literature (Gebauer, Sedikides, Verplanken & Maio, 2012). This model could be particularly useful in examining the relation between narcissism and hedonistic and eudaimonic subjective well-being (SWB; Deci & Ryan, 2008). participants and procedure In an...
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The present article examines interrelationships between materialism, subjective well-being, and entitlement. Three entitlement attitudes (active, passive, and revengeful) are examined as possible outcomes of materialism, whereas subjective well-being (SWB) is regarded as a potential mediator and moderator of this relationship. The study analyzed da...