Author: Iqra Waheed
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar and Ms. Saira Batool
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate the relationship between parents’ personality, family environment and adolescents’ personality. It was hypothesized that a) there is likely to be a significant relationship between parents’ personality and adolescents’ personality, b) there is likely to be a significant relationship between family environment and adolescents’ personality, c) parents’ personality and family environment are likely to predict adolescent’s personality. The sample consists of 80 adolescents. Big Five Personality Inventory 10 (Rammstein & John, 2007) was used to assess the personality of parents’ and adolescents’ and Family Environment Scale (Bhatia & Chadha, 1993) was used to assess family environment of adolescents’. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation analysis was used to find the relationship between parent’s personality, family environment and adolescent’s personality. Hierarchical regression analysis was used to find out the predictors of adolescents’ personality. The findings revealed significant relationship between parents’ personality and adolescents’ personality. It was also found that family environment had significant relationship with adolescents’ personality. Results revealed that fathers’ extraversion and expressiveness, mothers’ agreeableness, consciousness and openness to experience and cohesion were the significant predictors of adolescents’ personality. The findings of the study can be shared with families, friends and relatives to provide them information about the importance of parents’ personality traits and family environment that how these correlates with the adolescents’ personality.
Keywords: Personality, Family Environment, Five Factor Personality.
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