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Comparison of Anxiety and Narcissism Levels of Different Performance Groups in Female Handball Players

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Department of Sports Management, Near East University Faculty of Sports Sciences, Nicosia, TRNC

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Department of Psychology, Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Nicosia, TRNC

Alpha Psychiatry 2021; 22: 212-218
DOI: 10.5455/apd.116943
Read: 981 Downloads: 22 Published: 30 June 2021

Objective: This study aimed to compare the anxiety and narcissism levels of different performance groups in female handball players.

Methods: A total of 59 athletes between the ages of 15 and 37 participated in the study, taking the first 4 places from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus senior women handball 1st league in the 2017-2018 season. Wingate peak power (WPP), Wingate average power (WAP), handball agility test (HAST), 10 m speed (10S), 20 m speed (20S), 20m shuttle run (SR), hands on waist vertical jump (HEVJ), hands free vertical jumping (HFVJ) test, Beck anxiety scale (BAI), 5-factor narcissism scale—short form (FFNI-SF), and sociodemographic data form were used. The athletes were divided into upper performance (UPG) and lower performance groups (LPG) using the median value according to the results of the physical measurement tests (FST).

Results: It was determined that the anxiety level of the participants in the LPG group was higher than that in the UPG group. The narcissism level of the participants in the UPG group was found to be higher than that in the LPG group. The scores of consent seeking, arrogance, leader/authority, insecurity, claiming rights, exhibitionism, carelessness, lack of empathy, and adventurousness were higher than LPG. In the correlation analysis, a positive and low level of relationship between anxiety and 20S and a negative and low level of significant relationship between HEJV were found. It was observed that there was a positive and low level significant relationship between narcissism and WPP, HFJV, and HEJV. It has been revealed that anxiety and narcissism variables have a predictive effect on the physical performance average score.

Conclusion: The findings suggest that in female handball players, high levels of narcissism may affect the performance positively and high anxiety levels negatively. As a result of this study, it was revealed that anxiety and narcissism have a predictive effect on physical performance average score in women's handball.

Cite this article as: Oytun M, Çakıcı M, Tınazcı C, Yavuz HU. Comparison of anxiety and narcissism levels of different performance groups in female handball players. Alpha Psychiatry. 2021;22(4):212-218.

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