The current study empirically investigates the relationships between the Dark Triad personality traits and cyber-aggression among adolescents (14–18 year old). The sample consisted of 324 participants aged 14–18 (M = 16.05, SD = 1.31). Participants completed the Short Dark Triad (SD3) as a measure of the Dark Triad personality traits, the Facebook Intensity Scale and a scale to measure cyber-aggression. Structural equation modelling was applied to investigate the relationships. Results show that only Facebook intensity and psychopathy significantly predict cyber-aggression, when controlling for age and gender. Findings are discussed regarding the potential importance to further study Dark Triad traits, and psychopathy in particular, in the context of adolescent cyber-aggression.
Mathias, C. W.,
Stanford, M. S.,
Charles, N. E.,
Sheftall, A. H.,
Olvera, R. L.,
Dougherty, D. M.
(2018). A Test of the Psychometric Characteristics of the BIS-Brief Among Three Groups of Youth. Psychological Assessment, 30(7), 847-856.
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