عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Studies have shown that mother’s personality dimensions have an important role in emotional behavioral disorders of children. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationship between maternal dark personality and emotional-behavioral disorders of elementary students of Isfahan, Iran.
Method: The method used in the study is descriptive of correlation type. 150 elementary students were selected from different educational areas of Isfahan by multi-stage random sampling. Research tools were Achenbach Behavior Problems Inventory and Dark Personality (Johnson and Webster, 20100. Data were analyzed by stepwise multivariate regression.
Results: Results showed that maternity dark personality (Machiavellian, narcissism and psychopathy) can predict emotional-behavioral disorders of children significantly (p≤0.0001).
Discussion and Conclusion: Generally, we can say that children whom their mothers have high levels of dark personality are at risk of behavior disorders. In other words, children’s behavioral disorders are related to patients’ personality traits.