Provera validnosti Le Belovog dvodimenzionalnog modela sujete u Srbiji
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LeBel constructed a Vanity Scale that measures two dimensions: Excessive Physical View and Excessive Abilities View. The main goal of the research was to adapt LeBel's Vanity Scale for the Serbian language, as well as to check the scale's external validity. In addition, we were also interested in whether the dimensions of vanity are mediators of the relationship between pathological narcissism, perfectionism, public self-absorption, and hubristic pride, on the one hand, and stress coping strategies that focus on emotions and avoidance, on the other. The dissertation is organized into three separate studies. The results of the first survey, on a convenient sample of 617 respondents (370 female persons; M = 34 years old), indicate that there is an equivalence of measurement units between the two versions of the Vanity Scale. The Vanity Scale in Serbian consists of 22 items and measures two dimensions. The reliability of the dimension Excessive Physical View is α = .770, and of the dimens...ion Excessive Abilities View is α = .785. The results of the following research, which was conducted on a convenient sample of 518 respondents (216 male persons; M = 28.99 years old), indicate that the Excessive Physical View as a dimension of vanity is negatively correlated with Honesty–Humility, Emotionality, Depression, and Anxiety; and positively with Extraversion, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience. The other dimension of vanity, Excessive Abilities View, is positively correlated with Honesty–Humility, Emotionality, and Anxiety; and a negative correlation was found with Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Openness to Experience, and global Self-Esteem. The last research was conducted on a convenient sample of 510 respondents (264 female persons; M = 31.89 years). The results of the research indicate that the Excessive Physical View can be a mediator of the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism, pathological forms of narcissism, public self-absorption, and hubristic pride, on the one hand, and avoidance coping with stress, on the other hand. From all of the above, we can conclude that the Serbian adaptation of the Vanity Scale is a reliable and a valid measure of the two dimensions of vanity. In addition, the assumption that vanity is a maladaptive construct is not complete confirmed.