Personality and Creativity as Predictors of Psychological Well-Being in College Students

Author: Samreen Arshad

Supervisor: Dr. Rafia Rafique

Degree: MSc

Year: 2009-2013

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


The present research was conducted to infer whether psychological well- being in college students can be predicted by personality and creativity. Correlational research design was employed. Multistage sampling was used to gather a sample of 125 students, aged 18 to 25. NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) (Costa & McCrae, 1992), Creative Behavior Inventory (CBI) (Hocevar, 1979) and Psychological Well-Being Scale (PWS) (Ryff, 1995) were administered along with demographic information sheet to assess the study variables. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that personality traits (neuroticism, extroversion and conscientiousness) predict psychological well-being in college students. However none of the control variables as well as creativity was found to be significant predictors of psychological well- being. Findings highlight that psychological interventions and positive parenting techniques can help enhance extroversion among students; this can ultimately help improve psychological well-being.

Keywords: Personality, creativity, psychological well-being.

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