The Dark Triple Role of Personality (Machiavellianism, Anti-Socialism and Narcissism) In Predicting the Tendency to High-Risk Sexual Behaviors in Female Adolescents with Experience of Running Away from Home

Marzieh MahmoodiBeram, Sajjad Bagheri, Ramin KarimiMashhadi, Zahra Davoodvandi


The aim of this study was to determine the threefold role of dark personality (Machiavellianism, anti-socialism and narcissism) in predicting the tendency to high-risk sexual behaviors in female adolescents with experience of running away from home. This study was a correlational study and the statistical population of the study included female adolescents with experience of running away from home. Sampling was available in this study and 60 adolescents were selected by this method. Data were collected using a questionnaire on high-risk sexual behaviors and dark personality traits (Johnson and Webster, 2010). Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation test and multivariate regression stepwise. The results showed that there is a significant negative relationship between dark personality triad (Machiavellianism, anti-socialism and narcissism) and high-risk sexual behaviors (P <0.05). The results also showed that Machiavellianism, anti-socialism and narcissism predict 0.35, 0.28 and 0.26 of high-risk sexual behaviors in female adolescents with experience of running away from home, respectively. According to the research findings, it can be said that Machiavellianism, anti-socialism and narcissism are able to explain high-risk sexual behaviors in adolescents, so to prevent high-risk sexual behaviors in adolescents, these variables can be considered.

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