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Relationship of Self-Esteem with Quality of Life and Narcissism in Veterans and Disabled Professional Cyclists
A. Zar 1, M.A. Ahmadi * 2, F. Ahmadi 3, N. Ataee Gharache 4
1- Sport Sciences Department, Literature & Humanities Faculty, Jahrom University, Jahrom, Iran
2- Exercise Physiology Department, Physical Education and Sport Science Faculty, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran , ahmadi_ma@yahoo.com
3- Exercise Physiology Department, Physical Education and Sport Science Faculty, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
4- Sport Science Department, Education & Psychology Faculty, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran
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Aims: High self-esteem positively correlated with high quality of life and narcissism. The aim of the study was to investigate the self-esteem and its correlation with quality of life and narcissism in the veteran and disabled professional cyclists participated in the state championship.

Instrument & Methods: In the descriptive study, 27 male physically disabled and veteran cyclists, who took part in the state championship in 2016, were studied. The subjects were selected via available sampling method. Data was collected by Rosenberg self-esteem scale, health-related quality of life scale, and Ames narcissistic personality questionnaire. Data was analyzed by SPSS 17 software using Pearson correlation coefficient.

Findings: The mean score of self-esteem, mean total score of quality of life, and mean score of narcissism were 6.83±3.23, 73.45±5.60, and 5.11±3.63, respectively. Self-esteem did not significantly correlate with total score of quality of life and narcissism (p>0.05). However, self-esteem positively and significantly correlated with the vital energy and freshness subscale of the quality of life (r=0.481; p=0.017).

Conclusion: The veteran and disabled professional cyclists participated in the state championship are with acceptable self-esteem and quality of life. Nevertheless, their self-esteem does not correlate with quality of life and narcissism.

Keywords: Veteran, Disabled Persons, Self Esteem, Quality of Life, Narcissism
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Veteran’s Health
Received: 2016/11/28 | Accepted: 2017/01/18 | Published: 2017/03/16
* Corresponding Author Address: Physical Education and Sport Science Faculty, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Golestan Boulevard, Ahvaz. Postal Code: 61357-83151
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Zar A, Ahmadi M, Ahmadi F, Ataee Gharache N. Relationship of Self-Esteem with Quality of Life and Narcissism in Veterans and Disabled Professional Cyclists. Iran J War Public Health. 2017; 9 (2) :91-95
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