The relationship between insomnia symptoms and the dark triad personality traits

Akram, U. et al. (2018) The relationship between insomnia symptoms and the dark triad personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 131, pp. 212-215. (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2018.05.001)

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between the dark triad personality traits and insomnia symptoms amongst a sample of the general-population. Four hundred and seventy-five individuals completed online measures of dark triad personality traits (SD3) and insomnia severity. Symptoms of insomnia were independently related to Machiavellianism and psychopathy, but not narcissism in univariate analyses. Moreover, linear regression analysis determined that psychopathy and sex, but not Machiavellianism, significantly predicted insomnia symptoms. These outcomes contribute to the limited research examining the dark triad personality traits in relation to symptoms of insomnia. The disturbed sleep presented amongst those high in psychopathy may be due to deficits in emotion regulation which serve to accentuate maintaining factors of insomnia (i.e. negatively toned cognitive activity).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gardani, Dr Maria
Authors: Akram, U., Allen, S., McCarty, K., Gardani, M., Tan, A., Villarreal, D., Bilsborough, E., Dooher, G., Gibbs, G., Hudson, J. L., Mills, R., Subramaniam, V., and Akram, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Personality and Individual Differences
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0191-8869
ISSN (Online):1873-3549
Published Online:05 May 2018

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