The strategy we use in this research for obtaining good results is the correlational method, by using this method we easily find out the association between the two variables. The independent variable of the study is generation gap or different age groups (Xennials, Millennials and Gen Z) and dependent variables are narcissism and resilience.
3.2 Population of the study
The population are from different universities, colleges and schools in district swabi i.e, Swabi University, Women University Swabi, Al-faisal memorial school and college, Govt. Girls primary school kalabat, Abdul Qadir khan grammar school kalabat.
3.3 Sample range
The sample range of this study is 150 where 75 of them are males and 75 are females. In 150, 50 of them belong to each generation (50 from Xennilas, 50 from Millennials, 50 from Generation Z). In each of 50, 25 of them are males and 25 are females.
3.4 Tools of research
The research tools selected for this study is the Narcissism Personality Inventory (NPI-40) and Cannor-Davidson Resilience scale (CD-RISC). The data collection process will be progressed through the questionnaires specified for identifying the characteristics of narcissism and resilience in three different generations i.e, Xennials, Millennials and Generation Z.
3.5 Administration of the tools
Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI-40) consists of 40 pairs of statements in which the participants must select one of the statement which describe their personality. Validity of this scale is 0.90 and reliability is 0.80. The score of NPI-40 ranges from 0-40. NPI-40 is further divided into 7 subscales i.e, Authority, Exhibitionism, Superiority, Exploitativeness , Vanity, Self-sufficiency, Entitlement. Cannor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) consists of 25 items. It is a self reporting and a 5-point Likert-type fashion scale. The score ranges from 0-100. Scores closer to 100 represents high resiliency. Reliability of this scale is 0.89.
3.6 Data collection
The data collected for this study is through primary resources, questionnaires will be distributed among the people.
For data collection convenient sampling is used to the collect the effective information about the study.
3.7 Scoring of the data
Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI-40) consists of 40 pairs of statements consists of A and B options. The score ranges from 0-40, average score are usually 15-16, high score represents higher narcissistic personality trait and if the score below from 15 represents lower narcissism in individuals. Cannor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) consists of 25 items. CD-RISC is a self reporting and a 5-point Likert-type fashion scale, the scale was rated from ‘not true at all’ (0 point) to ‘true nearly all the time’ (4 point). The score ranges from 0-100. Scores closer to 100 represents high resiliency.
The scoring is done by entering the data in to SPSS and the results were interpreted according to various statistical analysis.
The participants were selected by convenient sampling by taking permission from the concerned universities and different people belonging to local areas, give instructions regarding to the questionnaires and directed the aim of this study, also assured that their answers were remain confidential. For completion of the questionnaires following instruction were given:
”I am going to conduct a research which is about the relationship between Xennials, Millennials and Gen Z with level of narcissism and resilience on you people. For this purpose you people should fill two questionnaires i.e, NPI-40 and CD-RISC and you people will going to fill it with appropriate options. Select or choose those statements which you people think about yourself as instructed in the start of the scales”.
After this the questionnaires of Narcissistic Personality Inventory or NPI-40 and Cannor- Davidson Resilience Scales (CD-RISC) were hand over to the concerned students and other people of local areas.