COMPARISON OF NARCISSISM LEVELS OF STUDENTS WHO DO SPORTS AND WHO DO NOT DO SPORTS

Özdemir Atar

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The purpose of this study is to make a comparison between narcissism levels of students who do sports and who do not do sports. Population of the study was constituted by students studying at Istanbul Gelişim University whereas the sample was represented by 81 students studying at Istanbul Gelişim University, School of Physical Education and Sports and 80 students studying Architecture, Psychology and Sociology who voluntarily participated in our study. “Narcissistic Personality Inventory” was used as data collection tool. The Inventory was developed in 2005 by Daniel R. Ames, Paul Rose and Cameron P. Anderson. It was translated into Turkish in 2009 by Salim Atay and validity and reliability study was conducted. For analyzing the data acquired, SPSS 20 was used. Single sample “Kolmogorov-Smirnov” test was applied to learn whether or not the data had a normal distribution while “Anova-Homogeneity of variance” test was applied to determine its homogeneity and it was seen that the data was homogeneous and had normal distribution. For analyzing data, descriptive statistics and independent sample t test were applied. It was found as a result of the study that narcissism score of students who do sports regularly was higher than that of the students who do not do sports. 

 

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