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Examining Dark Triad traits in relation to mental toughness and physical activity in young adults

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, January 2016
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Title
Examining Dark Triad traits in relation to mental toughness and physical activity in young adults
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, January 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s97267
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Serge Brand, Sarah Sabouri, Markus Gerber, Dena Sadeghi Bahmani, Sakari Lemola, Peter Clough, Nadeem Kalak, Mahin Shamsi, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler

Abstract

The Dark Triad (DT) describes a set of three closely related personality traits: Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. Mental toughness (MT) refers to a psychological construct combining confidence, commitment, control, and challenge. High MT is related to greater physical activity (PA) and, relative to men, women have lower MT scores. The aims of the present study were 1) to investigate the association between DT, MT, and PA, and 2) to compare the DT, MT, and PA scores of men and women. A total of 341 adults (M=29 years; 51.6% women; range: 18-37 years) took part in the study. Participants completed a series of questionnaires assessing DT, MT, and PA. Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy were all significantly associated with higher MT scores (rs =0.45, 0.50, and 0.20, respectively). DT traits and MT were associated with more vigorous PA. Compared to men, women participants had lower scores for DT traits (overall score and psychopathy), while no differences were found for MT or PA in both sexes. DT traits, high MT, and vigorous PA are interrelated. This pattern of results might explain why, for instance, successful professional athletes can at the same time be tough and ruthless.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 237 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 176 74%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 5%
Student > Master 12 5%
Student > Postgraduate 5 2%
Researcher 5 2%
Other 14 6%
Unknown 13 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 137 58%
Neuroscience 14 6%
Sports and Recreations 9 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Other 49 21%
Unknown 15 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2019.
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#3,502,995
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#489
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#83,453
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#25
of 70 outputs
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