Study addiction and 'dark' personality traits: a cross-sectional survey study among emerging adults

Kircaburun K., Süral İ., March E., Balta S., Emirtekin E., Griffiths M. D.

JOURNAL OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES, vol.39, no.3, pp.307-315, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10550887.2021.1872469
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CINAHL, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-315
  • Keywords: Study addiction, Dark Triad, spitefulness, sadism, Big Five
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Research has shown that personality traits can have an important role in the development and maintenance of behavioral addictions. However, the relationship between dark personality traits (i.e., Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, sadism, spitefulness) and 'study addiction' has yet to be investigated.