Investigating the Mediating Role of Psychological Capital in the Relationship between the Dark Tetrad Personality and Creativity in Artists

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Graduated from the Islamic Azad University, Torbat-e Jam Branch

2 Professor and Head of Psychology Department, School of Psychology and Education, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran P.B: 1518


This research aims to analyze the role of psychological capital mediating the connection of the dark tetrad personality traits with creativity among the artists of the Union of Artists of Khorasan Razavi Province in which 260 artists were studied. The research was conducted using a correlation- descriptive method. The statistical population of the research includes all followers of the Telegram messenger channel of the Union of Artists of Khorasan Razavi and voluntary sampling technique was used to choose the samples. The data was collected through the Torrance Creativity Questionnaire, McGee Psychological Capital Questionnaire and Yousefi and Imanzad Scale of the dark tetrad which provided reliable and valid findings. The questionnaire was shared on the Telegram channel and subsequently the responses were collected. The received data were analyzed using a descriptive and inferential statistics method, structural equation modeling (SEM). To determine the correlation coefficient, the software SPSS was utilized; And to analyze the structural equation modeling, the AMOS software was used. The results demonstrated that: 1) There is a significant inverse correlation between the dark tetrad and creativity mediated by psychological capital among artists. 2) There is significant inverse correlation between the dark tetrad and creativity among artist. 3) There is a deep inverse correlation between the dark tetrad and the psychological capital of artists. 4) There direct relationship between the psychological capital and creativity among artist. Individuals with psychological capital, have minor tetrad personality traits and delay the immediate impulsive gratification. They endure and self-efficiently attempt to produce and create.