Author: Nimra Asghar
Supervisor: Shiza Sheerazi & Fatima Kamran, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study was conducted to investigate the association between personality, social skills and adjustment in hostel students. The sample for the current research study comprised of N = 175 females with an age range of 18-24 years. Data was collected from the university hostels of Lahore. Information on the demographic factors was inquired using Demographic Information Questionnaire, Big Five Inventory was used to assess the personality, Social Competence Questionnaire was used to assess the social skills, and Satisfaction with Hostel Environment Scale was used to assess the adjustment of hostel. It was hypothesized that personality, social skills are likely to correlate with adjustment, and personality, social skills are likely to predict adjustment. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Hierarchical Regression Analysis were used for analysis. There was no significant positive correlation was found with adjustment. Result showed that there was no prediction of demographic variables, personality and social skills with adjustment. Findings of the study showed that personality traits (extraversion and agreeableness) had association with adjustment but personality traits (openness, conscientiousness and neuroticism) and social skills did not influence adjustment of hostel students. The result showed that personality traits (extraversion and agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness and neuroticism) and social skills did not predict adjustment in hostel students.
Keywords: Personality, Social Skills, Adjustment.
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