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Personality and Individual Differences, 08/02/2014
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|Resource title||Trolls just want to have fun|
|Author(s)||Erin E. Buckels, Paul D. Trapnell, Delroy L. Paulhus|
|Publication/ source||Personality and Individual Differences|
|Summary text/ abstract||In two online studies (total N = 1215), respondents completed personality inventories and a survey of their Internet commenting styles. Overall, strong positive associations emerged among online commenting frequency, trolling enjoyment, and troll identity, pointing to a common construct underlying the measures. Both studies revealed similar patterns of relations between trolling and the Dark Tetrad of personality: trolling correlated positively with sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism, using both enjoyment ratings and identity scores. Of all personality measures, sadism showed the most robust associations with trolling and, importantly, the relationship was specific to trolling behavior. Enjoyment of other online activities, such as chatting and debating, was unrelated to sadism. Thus cyber-trolling appears to be an Internet manifestation of everyday sadism.|
|Library categories||Hacktivism, Neo-Luddism, Politics|
|Added to Free Range Library||07/04/2014|
Trolls just want to have fun [338.2 kilobytes]