Dark Triad Personality and Wisdom in Prediction of Students' Academic Self-Efficacy

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Sajjad Saadat 1 , * , Amir Ghamarani 2

1 Dept. of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Dept. of Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

How to Cite: Saadat S , Ghamarani A . Dark Triad Personality and Wisdom in Prediction of Students' Academic Self-Efficacy, Educ Res Med Sci. 2018 ; 6(2):e79652.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 6 (2); e79652
Published Online: January 27, 2018
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 27, 2017
Accepted: December 15, 2017
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Abstract

Introduction: A number of studies have argued that students' academic self-efficacy is affected by various factors. This study investigates the role of the dark triad personality and wisdom on the Iranian students' academic self-efficacy.

Methods: In this correlational study, 177 (84 female and 93 male) students of the University of Isfahan aged 18-54 years old (M = 23.1, SD = 4.9) were selected. Total academic mean range of the participants was 10 to 20 (M = 16.4, SD = 1.6). Participants completed the College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale, The Dark Triad Dirty Dozen, and Three-dimensional wisdom scales.

Results: Results showed that there was a negative relationship between the variables of Machiavellianism and psychopathy and academic self-efficacy; inversely, there was a positive relationship between variables of cognitive and reflective wisdom and academic self-efficacy. Reflective wisdom, narcissism, and Machiavellianism predicted 0.17% of the self-efficacy.

Conclusion: The results of the present study supported the importance of the dark triad personality and wisdom, as the variables, which were able to predict the academic self-efficacy of the students.

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