Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Dark Triad: De mörka personlighetsdragen och upplevd stress
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Dark Triad : The dark personality traits and perceived stress (English)
Abstract [sv]

Stress är en av vår tids största livspåverkansfaktorer. Tidigare forskning har undersökt individuella olikheter i relation till stress främst genom Costa och McCrae´s (1985) femfaktormodell (FFM). Ny forskning talar för att den nuvarande konstruktionen Dark Triad som består av de mörka personlighetsdragen narcissism, psykopati och machiavellism behöver studeras vidare. Forskning kring de mörka personlighetsdragen i relation till stress är begränsad. Föreliggande studie avsåg att undersöka eventuella samband mellan de mörka personlighetsdragen vulnerable narcissism och grandios narcissism samt psykopati och machiavellism. Studien avsåg även att undersöka samband mellan dessa mörka personlighetsdrag och upplevd stress. Antalet deltagare i studien var 346. Deltagarna besvarade en enkät där separata skalor för respektive mörkt personlighetsdrag samt upplevd stress användes: PSS-10 för upplevd stress, HSNS för vulnerable narcissism, NPI-13 för grandios narcissism, EPA-SSF för psykopati och MACH-IV för machiavellism. Resultaten från analyserna visar ett signifikant starkt positivt samband mellan vulnerable narcissism och upplevd stress samt ett negativt samband mellan grandios narcissism och upplevd stress. En slutsats från studien är att vi föreslår att narcissism i framtida stressforskning hanteras i två former. Utifrån resultaten föreslår vi även att man i framtida forskning använder sig av primär respektive sekundär psykopati för att undersöka eventuella samband med upplevd stress.

Abstract [en]

In our time, stress is a factor that greatly influences our lives. Previous research has examined individual differences in relation to stress mainly through Costa and McCrae's (1985) five factor model (FFM). New research indicates that the current construct of Dark Triad consisting of narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism needs further research. Research regarding the dark personality traits in relation to stress is limited. The purpose of the present study was to investigate possible correlations between the dark personality traits vulnerable narcissism and grandiose narcissism and psychopathy and Machiavellianism as well as the possible correlations between these dark personality traits and perceived stress. The number of participants was 346. The participants answered a questionnaire using different scales for each of the dark personality traits as well as one for perceived stress. PSS-10 for perceived stress, HSNS for vulnerable narcissism and NPI-13 for grandiose narcissism, EPA-SSF for psychopathy and MACH-IV for Machiavellianism. The results from the analyses show a significantly strong, positive correlation between vulnerable narcissism and perceived stress, as well as a negative correlation between grandiose narcissism and perceived stress. One conclusion of this study is that we suggest that narcissism should be treated as two separate personality traits in future research related to stress. The results also showed that we cannot draw any conclusions regarding differences between psychopathy and Machiavellianism in relation to perceived stress.Based on the results, we also suggest that primary and secondary psychopathy should be used in future research to investigate possible correlations between perceived stress.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
perceived stress, vulnerable narcissism, grandiose narcissism, psychopathy, machiavellianism, dark triad, personality traits, PSS-10, HSNS, NPI-13, EPP-SSF, MACH-IV
Keywords [sv]
upplevd stress, vulnerable narcissism, grandios narcissism, psykopati, machiavellism, dark triad, personlighetsdrag, PSS-10, HSNS, NPI-13, EPA-SSF, MACH-IV
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11316Local ID: EXM530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11316DiVA, id: diva2:1131235
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Personalvetarprogrammet
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2017-08-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

By organisation
Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 254 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf