DARK TRIAD PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SELF-ESTEEM AMONG EMERGING ADULT ONLINE SHOOTER GAMERS AND ONLINE BRAIN GAMERS
Author(s):
Krupa Dinah Mathews
Keywords:
Dark triad, Self-esteem, shooter gamers, brain gamers, psychopathy, Narcissism, Machiavellianism, emerging adult
Abstract
Dark triad refers to the constellation of three negative personality traits such as Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy. Self-esteem refers to one’s judgment about himself or herself. The present study is aimed to analyze the significant difference in Dark triad and self-esteem among online shooter gamers and brain gamers. The sample consisted of 200 emerging adults of which 100 were online shooter gamers and 100 were online brain gamers. Sample was collected using convenient sampling. Assessment tools used in the study were Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale and Short Dark Triad Scale. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS and Mann-Whitney U test was used to analyze the difference between two groups. The findings showed that there exists a significant difference in Dark triad and Self-esteem among shooter gamers and brain gamers. Narcissism and psychopathy were high for online shooter gamers while Machiavellianism and Self-esteem were high for online brain gamers.
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Unique Paper ID: 155822

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2

Page(s): 22 - 25
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