Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2020, Pages: 56-60
Received: Jul. 27, 2020;
Accepted: Aug. 6, 2020;
Published: Aug. 19, 2020
Views 74 Downloads 26
Samuel Sunday Fasanmi, Department of Psychology, Federal University Gashua, Gashua, Nigeria
Adeoye Emmanuel Olusegun, Department of Family Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Nigeria
Mahmood Danasabe, Department of Psychology, Federal University Gashua, Gashua, Nigeria
The study examined the influence of the dark triad personality traits (Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy) and gender on violent intentions among teenagers. The design adopted for the study is the survey design. A total of 300 participants took that cut across the three Senatorial districts of Yobe State participated in the study. The subejects were examined on a battery of standardized psychological tests. The sample comprised of 155 (51.7%) male and 145 (48.3%) female, standardized paper and pencil questionnaire was employed for data collection. The influence of the dimensions of the dark triad personality traits (Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy, and gender and socioeconomic status were examined on the violent intention of the teenagers using hierarchical regression analysis. The results showed that each independent variable can jointly and independently predict violent intentions. It was recommended that government, law enforcement agencies, psychologists, teachers and individuals should be aware of the relationship existing between dark triad personality traits, aggression and violent intentions so as to reduce deviant behaviours and handle criminals appropriately.
Samuel Sunday Fasanmi,
Adeoye Emmanuel Olusegun,
A Kick in the Pants: Influence of Dark-Triad Personality Traits and Gender on Violence Intention among Teenagers in Yobe State, Nigeria, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.
Vol. 9, No. 4,
2020, pp. 56-60.
Copyright © 2020 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
European Commission (2017). EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa https://ec.europa.eu/trustfundforafrica/all-news-and-stories/youth-empowered-and-safe-youth-driven-community-empowerment-north-east-nigeria_en
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (2020). Yobe State | Humanitarian Situation Overview - 10 January 2020 https://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria/yobe-state-humanitarian-situation-overview-10-january-2020
Fasanmi, S. S., Kaburuk, D. S., & Ariyo, A. B. (2015). Influence of psycho-social factors on youths’ attitude towards internet fraud in Nigeria. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences (182) 110-115. Elsivier.
Rauthmann & Kolar, (2012). How “dark” are the Dark Triad traits? Examining the perceived darkness of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences 53 (7): 884-889. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.06.020.
Paulhus, D. L, & Williams, K. M. (2002). The Dark Triad of personality: Narcissism, perceived darkness of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 884–889.
Glenn, A. L., Iyer, R., Graham, J., Koleva, S., & Haidt, J. (2009). Are all types of morality compromised in psychopathy? Journal of Personality Disorders, 23, 384–398.
Egan, V., Chan, S., & Shorter, G. W. (2014). The Dark Triad, happiness and subjective well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 17–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.004
Anderson, C. A. & Bushman, B. J. (2002). Human Aggression. Annual Review of Psychology 53 (1): 27-51.
Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2014). Introducing the Short Dark Triad (SD3): A Brief Measure of Dark Personality Traits. Assessment, 21 (1), 28–41. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191113514105
Funk, J. B., Elliott, R., Urman, M. L., Flores, G. T., & Mock, R. M. (1999). The Attitudes Towards Violence Scale: A Measure for Adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 14 (11), 1123–1136. https://doi.org/10.1177/088626099014011001
Martin, R. A., Lastuk, J. M., Jeffrey, J., Vernon, P. A., & Veselka, L. (2012). Relationships between the Dark Triad and humor styles: A replication and extension. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 178–182.
Barry C. T., Frick P. J., Killian A. L. (2003). The relation of narcissism and self-esteem to conduct problems in children: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Clinical Child Adolescence Psychology. 32 (1): 139-152. doi: 10.1207/S15374424JCCP3201_13.