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| Published: September 25, 2017

An Investigation on the Relationship between Narcissism and Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Cosmetic Surgery Applicants

Sima Norozi

Department of Clinical Psychology, Azad Shahr branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Khadijeh Mazhari Zenoz

Department of Clinical Psychology, Azad Shahr branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Hossein Fakuri Haji Yar

Department of Clinical Psychology, Azad Shahr branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.109/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.109

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Beauty defects are caused by diseases, aging, or by dissatisfaction with appearance originated from psychological conditions. Sometimes, these situations can be created under the influence of the personality disorders. The present study aims at examining the relationship between narcissism and body dysmorphic disorders in cosmetic surgery applicants. Research methodology in this study is survey type and it uses questionnaire for data collection. Participants consisted of 60 people who referred to Imam Reza Hospital in the city of Mashhad, Iran, for cosmetic surgery. They got scores from 40 to 120 in Body Dysmorphic test. They were also selected through the available sampling methods. The average age of samples was 24.48. Variance and standard deviation were recognized as 23.68 and 17.4 respectively.  This paper employs the Multidimensional-self Relations Questionnaire i.e. 46 items (1997), and Personal Belief Questionnaire as measuring tools. Data were analyzed in SPSS version 20 by the use of Pearson’s Correlation method. Results showed that there is a significant relationship between narcissism and body dysmorphic disorders in cosmetic surgery applicants so much so that the higher their sense of narcissism is, the more they believe in their body dysmorphic.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.109/20170404

10.25215/0404.109

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017