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| Published: May 30, 2020

Dark triad personality and media dependency among children of single parent and both parents

Meenakshi S

Post Graduate Student, Dept. of Psychology Kuriakose Elias College, Kottayam, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Susan Varghese

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, MES College, Marampilly, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.296/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.296

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Family is the core of one’s personality. The foundation of what the person becomes in the society is laid in the home in the initial stages. In today’s fast moving society, we could identify divergent groups of family. One among them is single parent family. Also, the popularity of social media is rising day by day. It comes with many positive and negative effects. The positive effects include leisure, seek pleasure, and maintain relationships etc and negative effects can be clubbed as over dependence on these media that would affect one’s daily routine. Thus, the present investigation aims to study media dependency and dark triad among 100 college students from single parent family and both parent family respectively. Short Dark Triad Scale for personality and the Social Networking Status Scale –Student Form (SMAS – SF) for media dependency were used. It was found that dark triad personality traits and media dependency were positively correlated among both the study groups. Also children from single parent family were found to be more psychopaths. Male children were found to be more psychopathic and media dependent than female children. Males from single parent and both parents were more psychopathic and media dependent than females from single parent and both parent family. Among the gender females children from single parent family were more psychopathic than females from both parent families. Hence it is concluded that excessive use of media leads to its dependency and hence the development of undesirable characters such as psychopathy.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.296/20200802

10.25215/0802.296

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Published in   National Conference on Mental health & Well-being