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Healthy retirement in former NFL players: The role of narcissism
by McGinty, Michael M., Psy.D., Alliant International University, 2015, 117; 3702684
Abstract (Summary)

How a professional football player will adjust to retirement can be difficult to predict. Personality traits could play a role in retirement satisfaction and narcissistic personality traits, which can assist an individual during his playing career, may in fact hinder his ability to adjust to life after football. Using the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and the Retirement Satisfaction Inventory, this study aimed to identify features of narcissism that may correlate with satisfaction and dissatisfaction in retirement among former NFL players.

Results from this study found significant positive correlations between both authoritativeness and satisfaction with life in retirement, and self-sufficiency and satisfaction with life in retirement. Results also indicated a significant negative relationship between narcissism and total playing years accrued in the NFL, suggesting that those who sustained longer playing careers before retirement had lower levels of narcissism. Lastly, results from this study showed higher satisfaction with retirement the longer an individual had been away from the league, suggesting the retirement process, which has been chronicled as challenging during the first few years, may likely become more manageable as time goes on.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stolberg, Ronald
Commitee: Dorian, Marina, Khademi, Mojgan
School: Alliant International University
Department: San Diego, CSPP
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 76/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Aging, Personality psychology
Keywords: Football, Narcissism, Narcissistic personality inventory, Retired nfl players, Retirement, Retirement satisfaction inventory
Publication Number: 3702684
ISBN: 978-1-321-74119-3
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