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The Dark Tetrad traits and problematic social media use: The mediating role of cyberbullying and cyberstalking(Article)

Personality and Individual DifferencesVolume 135, 1 December 2018, Pages 264-269 Kircaburun, K.aEmail Author, Jonason, P.K.b, Griffiths, M.D.c View Correspondence (jump link) aDuzce University, Turkey bWestern Sydney University, Australia cNottingham Trent University, United Kingdom Abstract View references (58) The Dark Tetrad traits (i.e., Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, sadism) are associated with antisocial online behaviors. However, the mediating role of these behaviors between the Dark Tetrad and problematic social media use (PSMU) is unclear. Among a sample of 761 participants, we investigated direct and indirect associations of the Dark Tetrad traits with PSMU via cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and cybertrolling. Multiple mediation analyses demonstrated cyberbullying and cyberstalking fully mediated the relationship between Machiavellianism and PSMU in the total sample and among men. Narcissism was indirectly associated with PSMU via cyberstalking in the total sample and among women. The relationship between sadism and PSMU was fully explained by cyberbullying and cyberstalking in the total sample. Cybertrolling was associated with sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism, although it was not related to PSMU. We suggest that antisocial online behaviors may provide an explanation for the relationship between dark personality traits and PSMU with different behaviors mediating different traits among men and women. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd Author keywords CyberbullyingCyberstalkingCybertrollingMachiavellianismNarcissismProblematic social media usePsychopathySadism ISSN: 01918869 CODEN: PEIDD Source Type: Journal Original language: English DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.07.034 Document Type: Article Publisher: Elsevier Ltd References (58) View in search results format All 1 Andreassen, C.S., Pallesen, S. 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