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Kornienko D.S., Derish F.V. The academic motivation and the Dark triad of personality

Full text in Russian: Корниенко Д.С., Дериш Ф.В. Академическая мотивация и свойства Темной триады личности
Perm State University, Perm, Russia
Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University, Perm, Russia

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The article is devoted to the discussion of the characteristics’ relationship between an academic motivation and the personality traits of the Dark triad. The academic motives are studied according to the self-determination theory. The study sample was 124 students (age M = 18,9; SD = 0,26).  There were studied the intrinsic and extrinsic motives and an amotivation. Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy were diagnosed with the short version of the Dark triad questionnaire. The most connection is found between the narcissism and the index of the academic motives that fall into the intrinsic motivation (new knowledge, the motivation of achievement and self-development). The motivation of self-development and the extrinsic motives pertain to the psychopathy. Machiavellianism is not a predictor of the academic motives.

Keywords: academic motivation, intrinsic motivation extrinsic motivation, personality, the Dark triad, machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy



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Received 11 July 2015. Date of publication: 31 October 2015.

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Kornienko Dmitry S. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology,  Philosophical and Sociological Faculty,  Perm State University, ul. Bukrieva, 15, 614990 Perm, Russia.
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Derish FedorV. Engineer, Laboratory of Differential Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University, ul. Sibirskaya, 24, 614990 Perm, Russia.
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Kornienko D.S., Derish F.V. The academic motivation and the Dark triad of personality. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 43, p. 6. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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