Adjustment and Personal Styles of Working and Non-working Women

Author: Anna Sharif

Supervisor: Ms. Rizwana Arif

Degree: BS

Year: 2006-2010

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study was conducted to investigate the Adjustment and Personal Styles in working and Non- working Women. The total sample taken in the study was of 200 comprising of 100 working and 100 non- working females between the ages of 26 to 50 years, the data was collected through Purposive sampling from different hospitals, banks, schools, and community of Lahore City. The inclusion criteria for the sample were females falling in the age range of 26 to 50 years with at least educational experience of Intermediate. Those subjects were included who were married, living in nuclear family system, and belonged to middle socioeconomic class. 33 female Doctors, 33 female Banker and 34 female teachers were approached in different institutions of Lahore city. The sample of 100 non-working females was collected from the community of Lahore. Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and t-test was used to analyze the results. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the home, emotional, and social adjustment, but there was significant difference between health adjustments of working and non-working females. There was no significant difference between working and non- working females on personal styles. The results also indicated a significant positive correlation between the Adjustment and non-working women who were feeler. There was no significant positive correlation between Extrovert-Introvert, Intuitions/ Sensing, Perceiver/Judger, and adjustment. The most common personal styles in women with best adjustment scores were to be Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.

Keywords: Adjustment, Personal Styles, Working Women, Non-Working Women.

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