Relationship Between Dark Triad and Life Satisfaction among Emerging Adults

  • Deeva Darshini Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Chi Ying Ong Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Sandra Loo Wei Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Lokithasan Komathi Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Sanggari Krishnan Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Wirawahida Kamarul Zaman Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Dark triad, life satisfaction, emerging adults


Cross sectional survey design was used to find out the correlation between dark triad of personality and life satisfaction among emerging adults. A total of 296 emerging adults from Malaysia were participated in this study by convenience sampling techniques. A self-administered questionnaire which consisted Satisfaction with Life Scale, Short Dark Triad Scale were utilized. Multiple Discrepancies Theory (MDT) was tailored in this study to explain the relationship between dark triad and life satisfaction. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation showed that Machiavellianism have no significant relationship with life satisfaction (r = -.01, N = 296, p = .82), p > .05; meanwhile narcissism had a significant relationship with life satisfaction (r = .21, N = 296, p = .001), p > .05; psychopathy was found to have no significant relationship with life satisfaction (r = -.01, N = 296, p = .92), p> .05. Finally, males (M = 23.60, SD = 5.31) and females (M = 22.85, SD = 4.48) were found to differ significantly in terms of life satisfaction; t (296) = 161.90, p = .046.


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How to Cite
Darshini, D., Ong, C. Y., Wei, S. L., Komathi, L., Krishnan, S., & Kamarul Zaman, W. (2021). Relationship Between Dark Triad and Life Satisfaction among Emerging Adults. Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences, 10, 39-43.