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Egorova M.S., Parshikova O.V., Sitnikova M.A. Sex Differences in the Dark Triad

Full text in Russian: Егорова М.С., Паршикова О.В., Ситникова М.А. Половые различия по показателям Темной триады
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Sex differences in the Dark Triad personality traits were investigated. Sample 1 consisted of 50 participants aged 19–25 (62% women). Sample 2 consisted of 420 participants aged 17–40 (60% women). Sample 3 consisted of 549 participants aged 16–84 (58% women). The Dark Triad personality traits were measured using two questionnaires adopted to Russian population (SD3 and DD) and two questionnaires, developed by the authors of this article (Portrait questionnaire, Express-questionnaire DT-17). Compared with women, men scored higher on two Dark Triad traits – Machiavellianism (Cohen’s d varied from 0,36 to 0,46) and subclinical psychopathy (Cohen’s d varied from 0,35 to 0,57). Sex differences did not depend on the tool used to measure the Dark Triad. Sex differences in narcissism were low and inconsistent. Men scored higher than women on two measures of narcissism (DT-17 and SD3) and lower than women – on the other two measures (Portrait questionnaire and DD). Cohen’s d varied from –0,16 to 0,27. Sex differences in Machiavellianism and subclinical psychopathy were considered to be middle level while sex differences in narcissism were considered to be low level.

Keywords: sex differences, Dark Triad, Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism, subclinical psychopathy

 

Funding 
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 14-06-00400-а, «The nature of variability of the Dark Triad personality traits».


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Received 10 October 2014. Date of publication: 28 February 2015.

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Egorova Marina S. Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education; Head, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Parshikova Oxana V. Ph.D., Senior lecturer, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Sitnikova Maria A.  Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Egorova M.S., Parshikova O.V., Sitnikova M.A. Sex Differences in the Dark Triad. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 39, p. 12. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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