Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

The examination of the correlation between social physique anxiety levels and narcissism levels of the students who studied at the SPES

Engin Gezer
  • Engin Gezer
  • School of Physical Education and Sports, Mustafa Kemal University, Campus of Tayfur Sokmen, Hatay, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 30 April 2014
  •  Accepted: 08 September 2014
  •  Published: 10 October 2014

Abstract

The aim of the study was to discover the correlation between social physique anxiety levels and narcissism levels of the students of the school of the physical education and sports. A total of 308 students who studied at different academic departments of the school of the physical education and sports of Mustafa Kemal University participated in the study. In the study, Social Physique Anxiety Scale which was designed by Hart et al., adapted into Turkish by MülazımoÄŸlu and AÅŸçı (2006) was used to determine the Social Physique Anxiety level of students. The SPAS is a 12-item self-report inventory designed to measure the construct of SPA. It is a 5-point Likert type scale with items such as “I am comfortable with the appearance of my physique/figure.” Hart et al. found adequate construct validity, test-retest reliability (alpha = .82), and internal consistency (alpha = .90). The second instrument used in this study is Narcissistic Personality Inventory NPI which was designed by Dr. Ames et al. and adapted into Turkish by Atay. For the analyses of the data; Portable IBM SPSS Statistics v20 package program was used. “Spearman Correlation” analysis was employed to determine whether or not there was a correlation between social physique anxiety and narcissism. As a result, it was found out that there was significant correlation between Social Physique Anxiety level and Narcissistic Personality Inventory in terms of sub-dimension scores. It was noted that as the level of Social Physique Anxiety level increased their narcissism levels decreased.

 

Key words: Social Physique Anxiety, Narcissistic Personality Inventory, Physical Education and Sports.