Personality Traits Among Adolescents Of Single Parent Family And Two Parents Family

Dr Irfana Shah, Dr Zulfiqar Haider, Dr Jamshed Adil Halipoto


The purpose of the present study was to compare personality traits such as neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and Conscientiousness (Goldberg, L. R. 1993) of single parent children and children who have two parents. Two hypotheses were formed to compare the groups. H1:Those individual who reared in two parents family would score high on BFI factors, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to experience and would low score on neuroticsm trait than single parent mother headed family. H2: Those individual who reared in single parent mother headed family would score high on BFI factor Neuroticism and low scores on Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness and Openness to experience factors than two parent family. The sample of the study was consisting of 106 adolescents of single parent and 106 adolescents of two parent family (age range 14-18). Big five personality test (John, Naumann, and Soto 2008) was used as an inventory to measure personality traits of adolescents. Results suggest that there is a highly statistically significant difference on various variables on Big Five Inventory among adolescents of single parent and two parent families.

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