Structure of Dark Triad Dirty Dozen Across Eight World Regions

Radosław Rogoza, Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska, Peter K. Jonason, Jarosław Piotrowski, Keith W. Campbell, Jochen E. Gebauer, John Maltby, Constantine Sedikides, Mladen Adamovic, Byron G. Adams, Rebecca P. Ang, Rahkman Ardi, Kokou A. Atitsogbe, Sergiu Baltatescu, Snežana Bilić, Bojana Bodroža, Joel Gruneau Brulin, Harshalini Yashita Bundhoo Poonoosamy, Trawin Chaleeraktrakoon, Alejandra Del Carmen DominguezSonya Dragova-Koleva, Sofián El-Astal, Walaa Labib M. Eldesoki, Valdiney V. Gouveia, Katherine Gundolf, Dzintra Ilisko, Tomislav Jukić, Shanmukh V. Kamble, Narine Khachatryan, Martina Klicperova-Baker, Monika Kovacs, Inna Kozytska, Aitor Larzabal Fernandez, Konrad Lehmann, Xuejun Lei, Kadi Liik, Jessica McCain, Taciano L. Milfont, Andreas Nehrlich, Evgeny Osin, Emrah Özsoy, Joonha Park, Jano Ramos-Diaz, Ognjen Riđić, Abdul Qadir, Adil Samekin, Habib Tiliouine, Robert Tomsik, Charles S. Umeh, Kees van den Bos, Alain Van Hiel, Christin Melanie Vauclair, Anna Włodarczyk

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Abstract

The Dark Triad (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) has garnered intense attention over the past 15 years. We examined the structure of these traits’ measure—the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen (DTDD)—in a sample of 11,488 participants from three W.E.I.R.D. (i.e., North America, Oceania, Western Europe) and five non-W.E.I.R.D. (i.e., Asia, Middle East, non-Western Europe, South America, sub-Saharan Africa) world regions. The results confirmed the measurement invariance of the DTDD across participants’ sex in all world regions, with men scoring higher than women on all traits (except for psychopathy in Asia, where the difference was not significant). We found evidence for metric (and partial scalar) measurement invariance within and between W.E.I.R.D. and non-W.E.I.R.D. world regions. The results generally support the structure of the DTDD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1135
Number of pages11
JournalAssessment
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • culture
  • Dark Triad
  • Machiavellianism
  • measurement
  • Narcissism
  • psychopathy

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