The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between narcissism, self-esteem and body esteem amongst the students of different public and private sector institutes. Two hypotheses were made: (i) “There will be a positive relationship between narcissism, body esteem and body image”. (ii) “Women will have a more positive relationship of narcissism, self-esteem and body-esteem as compared to men.” The sample size was of 157 students (85 M and 73 F) belonging to different graduate and undergraduate educational
Institutes of Karachi. Participants aged between 18-25 years. The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI: Raskin & Terry, 1988), Body esteem scale (BES; Franzoi & Shields, 1984) & Self-esteem Rating Scale (SERS) (Nugent & Thomas, 1992) were applied. The results indicated showed a significant relationship of narcissism with self-esteem and self-esteem with body-esteem. Further results of women showed a significant relationship of narcissism with self-esteem and body-esteem with self-esteem whereas the result of men showed only significant relationship of body-esteem with self-esteem
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