The relationship among narcissism, Machiavellianism and happiness of female football players


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Women's Football, Narcissism, Machiavellianism


Objective: this study aims to examine Turkish female football players’ narcissistic personality traits’ relationships with their Machiavellian personality traits and their happiness levels. Method: the research group of this study consists of 290 female football players (age=21.68±3.37) who are playing in the Super League, 2. League, and 3. League in Turkey. Besides the demographic variables in the study Narcissistic Personality Inventory-13 (NPI-13), Machiavellian Scale and Happiness Scale were used as data collection tools. One-was ANOVA and Pearson Correlation analysis were used to analyze the data collected from the participants. Results: the findings showed that there was a significant difference between the averages of the participants according to the leagues they played and their income. There was a significant, positive and high relationship between Narcissism and Machiavellianism and a significant, positive and moderate relationship between Narcissism and Happiness. Conclusion: it was determined that the Machiavellian personality traits and happiness levels of female athletes increased with the increase in their narcissistic personality traits. In addition, it has been revealed that the Machiavellian personality trait levels of female athletes who play in a higher league and earn more money are higher than the others.

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Hülya Cin, Kastamonu University

Kastamonu University, Turkey.


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Cin, H., & Yaşar, O. M. (2022). The relationship among narcissism, Machiavellianism and happiness of female football players. VIREF Revista De Educación Física, 11(4), 144–157. Recuperado a partir de



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