Relationship between Narcissism and Aggression  in Male Bodybuilders


Faculty of physical education and sport sciences Urmia University


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between narcissism and aggression in male bodybuilders. This research was a descriptive correlational one in which the participants were all Tabrizian male bodybuilders who had regularly attended at least one sustained year and at least two days per week at the gym. The subjects were 161 volunteer athletes with an average age of 24.96±6.528. The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) Ruskin & Hall (1979) and Ahvaz Aggression Inventory (AAI) Zahedifar (1375) were used to collect the data. Regression analysis wasused to analyze data. The results of hypothesis testing show that there is a significant positive relationship between narcissism and each dimension of aggression. In this relationship only self-sufficiency, one component of the adaptive narcissism scale had no significant association with aggression components. Finally, narcissism can be a particularly important factor in the occurrence of aggression in society.