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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (6): 1025-1035.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01025

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 Psychological entitlement: Concept, measurements and related research

 BAI Baoyu1; SUN Runsong1; HU Qiao2; ZHANG Yanjun3   

  1.  (1 Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China) (2 School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China) (3 Institute for Contemporary Tibet, Tibetan Academy of Social Science, Lhasa 850000, China)
  • Received:2016-07-18 Online:2017-06-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Yanjun, E-mail: E-mail: E-mail:
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Abstract:  Psychological entitlement refers to a stable and pervasive belief that one deserves favorable treatment and could be waived from social obligations. It could be displayed as academic entitlement, consumer entitlement, workplace entitlement in various domains of life. Psychological entitlement can lead to narcissism, interpersonal conflict, selfish behavior, and aggressive behavior, etc. It can be influenced by situational factors such as life experience, parenting styles, attachment styles, social economic status, organization environments and individual factors such as self compassion, subjective construction, and egalitarian values. Future research is advocated to make a thorough inquiry on the concept and structure of psychological entitlement, improve the research methods, utilize more longitudinal and indigenous research design. Future research is also warranted to further explore the factors that influencing psychological entitlement and the factors to inhibit (or reduce) its negative consequences.

Key words: psychological entitlement, narcissism, entitlement, academic entitlement, consumer entitlement

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