Narcissism, Self-esteem, and Dimensions of Aggression in Adolescents

Faṣlnāmah-i Farhang Mushavirah va Ravān/Darmānī. 2011;2(6):123-148 DOI 10.22054/QCCPC.2011.5927


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Journal Title: Faṣlnāmah-i Farhang Mushavirah va Ravān/Darmānī

ISSN: 2345-6051 (Print)

Publisher: Allameh Tabataba'i University Press

Society/Institution: Allameh Tabataba'i University

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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majid shafari nia

hasan shafi


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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The Subject of this study is narcissism, self-esteem, and aggression in adolescents. The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between narcissism, self-esteem and dimensions of aggression and compare sex differences in these variables in adolescents. 258 adolescents (124 boys and 134 girls) 14-18 years old, were selected by using multistage cluster random sampling method and were assessed by Narcissistic personality inventory (NPI-16) self- esteem and Aggression questionnaires. Data were analyzed using Pearson's correlation coefficient, multiple regression analysis and T test. The results showed positive significant relations between narcissism, self-esteem and aggression and negative relations between self-esteem and aggression. Multiple regression analysis showed that low self-esteem is most responsible in predicting aggression in adolescents. The findings showed no sex differences in features of narcissism and self esteem among adolescents and sex differences in the dimensions of aggression was observed only in physical aggression. The results of this study can be beneficial for a better understanding of theoretical and clinical relationship between narcissism, self-esteem, and aggression in adolescents.