The Relationship Between Academics’ Dark Triad Traits and Their Organizational Commitment in Physical Education and Sport

  •  Mustafa Yasar Sahin    
  •  Sermin Agralı Ermis    


The results of the recent studies on “dark triad” have caused this concept to become popular among the educational sciences. As the importance of these personality traits comes from the possibility of having an impact on students’ learning. Many researchers believe that teachers ‘personality traits may affect students’ learning processes in the future. So the main aim of this research is to examine the relationship between the dark triad traits of the academics and the organizational commitment dimensions. In the study conducted in the relational survey model, the Dark Triad Traits Scale developed by Paulhus & Williams (2002) and the Organizational Commitment Scale developed by Allen & Meyer (1990) were used as data collection tools. The sample of the research consists of 372 academics determined by random method. In the analysis of the data obtained from the scales, Pearson correlation coefficient was calculated to determine the level of relationship. As a result of the research, while a very low inverse relationship was determined between the emotional commitment of academics and personality traits of Machiavellianism and psychopathy, a moderate direct relationship was found between continuance commitment and the personality traits of Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

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