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Sambandet mellan Big Five, mörka triaden och social önskvärdhet

Larsson, Emilia LU and Regnér, Josefine LU (2017) PSYK11 20162
Department of Psychology
Abstract (Swedish)
Ingen tidigare forskning har belyst hur social önskvärdhet som en faktor kan påverka sambanden mellan personlighetsdragen i Big Five och den mörka triaden. Den föreliggande studiens syfte är således att undersöka relationen dem emellan för att se hur tendensen att svara på ett socialt önskvärt sätt påverkar dess relationer. Respondenterna (N=249) var mellan 18 och 73 år, dominerades av det kvinnliga könet (67,7%). Studien genomfördes på en svensk population. Deltagare fick ta del av två enkäter; en som innehöll ett neutralt personlighetstest där det inte tydligt framgår vilka de socialt önskvärda responserna är, ett evaluativt personlighetstest samt ett test som mätte den mörka triaden. Den andra enkäten ämnade fånga hur normativt... (More)
Ingen tidigare forskning har belyst hur social önskvärdhet som en faktor kan påverka sambanden mellan personlighetsdragen i Big Five och den mörka triaden. Den föreliggande studiens syfte är således att undersöka relationen dem emellan för att se hur tendensen att svara på ett socialt önskvärt sätt påverkar dess relationer. Respondenterna (N=249) var mellan 18 och 73 år, dominerades av det kvinnliga könet (67,7%). Studien genomfördes på en svensk population. Deltagare fick ta del av två enkäter; en som innehöll ett neutralt personlighetstest där det inte tydligt framgår vilka de socialt önskvärda responserna är, ett evaluativt personlighetstest samt ett test som mätte den mörka triaden. Den andra enkäten ämnade fånga hur normativt impopulärt de mörka dragen ansågs vara. Den bivariata korrelationsanalysen visade signifikanta resultat mellan det evaluativa testet och den mörka triaden, när social önskvärdhet reducerades minskade korrelationer signifikant. För att undersöka om social önskvärdhet var en variabel som reglerade korrelationer genomfördes en multivariat regressionsanalys. Resultaten bekräftade att social önskvärdhet påverkar samband mellan den mörka triaden och Big Five. Det evaluativa testet innehöll något annat än social önskvärdhet vilket bidrog med varians till flera relationer. Vi menar att genom att neutralisera påståenden kan social önskvärdhet reduceras. Framtida forskning bör fokusera på social önskvärdhets relation till Big Five och den mörka triaden och hur den påverkas av övriga faktorer funna i det evaluativa testet. (Less)
Abstract
The relationship between the dark triad and the Big Five is still under debate. The role of social desirability in this relationship has not yet been established. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate the relationship between the dark triad and the Big Five and particularly if social desirability confounds the correlations between them. The result was based on 278 participants' responses on the dark triad questionnaire, an evaluative personality inventory and a neutralized personality inventory where it is not obvious to the respondent what would be a socially desirable response. Respondents age varied between 18-73 and was dominated by the female sex (67,7%) and mainly Swedish citizens. Additional data was collected using... (More)
The relationship between the dark triad and the Big Five is still under debate. The role of social desirability in this relationship has not yet been established. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate the relationship between the dark triad and the Big Five and particularly if social desirability confounds the correlations between them. The result was based on 278 participants' responses on the dark triad questionnaire, an evaluative personality inventory and a neutralized personality inventory where it is not obvious to the respondent what would be a socially desirable response. Respondents age varied between 18-73 and was dominated by the female sex (67,7%) and mainly Swedish citizens. Additional data was collected using a popularity measure, to investigate which trait that was perceived as the most impopular (least socially desirable). As expected, the bivariate correlation analysis revealed significant correlations between the neutral variables and the three dark traits after reducing social desirability. A multivariate regression analysis was conducted to see if social desirability was a confounding variable. Our results showed that social desirability is a confounding variable but also that the evaluative Big Five regulates these relationships. We demonstrate that by using evaluatively neutralized items one can counteract for social desirability. Further research need to be conducted to analyze the interplay between the dark triad, Big Five, social desirability and confounders found in the evaluative test. (Less)
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Larsson, Emilia LU and Regnér, Josefine LU
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PSYK11 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Big Five, Mörka triaden, Subklinisk psykopati, Subklinisk narcissism, Machiavellism, Social önskvärdhet, Personlighetsmätning
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Swedish
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8903435
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  abstract     = {The relationship between the dark triad and the Big Five is still under debate. The role of social desirability in this relationship has not yet been established. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate the relationship between the dark triad and the Big Five and particularly if social desirability confounds the correlations between them. The result was based on 278 participants' responses on the dark triad questionnaire, an evaluative personality inventory and a neutralized personality inventory where it is not obvious to the respondent what would be a socially desirable response. Respondents age varied between 18-73 and was dominated by the female sex (67,7%) and mainly Swedish citizens. Additional data was collected using a popularity measure, to investigate which trait that was perceived as the most impopular (least socially desirable). As expected, the bivariate correlation analysis revealed significant correlations between the neutral variables and the three dark traits after reducing social desirability. A multivariate regression analysis was conducted to see if social desirability was a confounding variable. Our results showed that social desirability is a confounding variable but also that the evaluative Big Five regulates these relationships. We demonstrate that by using evaluatively neutralized items one can counteract for social desirability. Further research need to be conducted to analyze the interplay between the dark triad, Big Five, social desirability and confounders found in the evaluative test.},
  author       = {Larsson, Emilia and Regnér, Josefine},
  keyword      = {Big Five,Mörka triaden,Subklinisk psykopati,Subklinisk narcissism,Machiavellism,Social önskvärdhet,Personlighetsmätning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sambandet mellan Big Five, mörka triaden och social önskvärdhet},
  year         = {2017},
}