Narcissism, Entitlement, and Questionable Research Practices in Counseling: A Pilot Study

Authors

  • Mark S. Davis,

    1. Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Kent State University
    2. Criminal Justice Research Center, Ohio State University
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  • Kelly L. Wester,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402 (e-mail: klwester@uncg.edu)

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  • Bridgett King

    1. Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Kent State University
    2. Department of Political Science, Kent State University
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Abstract

Although reports of research misconduct and questionable research practices (QRPs) have been prevalent in the literature, very little has been written about these issues in the field of counseling. The current pilot study addresses (a) the continuous drive for evidence-based practice in education and counseling and (b) the relationship between QRPs and individual characteristics. QRPs are reported for the sample, indicating that this does exist, at least minimally, within the field of counseling. The authors also explored the role of demographic and specific personality characteristics in explaining QRPs.

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