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

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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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.

Additional Information

Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 86, p.200-210
Language: English
Date: 2008
Research misconduct, Questionable research practices, Counseling, Evidence-based practice