Personality, Romantic Attitude and Happiness in Young Adults

Author: Sana Saghir

Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

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


The present research explored the relationship between five personality traits, romantic attitude and happiness in young adults. Correlational research design was used to explore the relationship between the variables. Multistage sampling technique (random and purposive sampling) was employed to collect sample of 150 from National College of Arts, Lahore University of Management Sciences and University of the Punjab. Neo Five factor Inventory by Costa and McCrae (1992) was used to assess personality, Romantic Attitude Scale (self constructed)  was used to assess the romantic attitude and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire by Argyle and Hills (2002) was used to assess happiness in young adults. The relationship between the variables was assessed through Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient and Regression Analysis. The results revealed that extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness to experience personality traits have significant positive relationship with happiness and neuroticism has no significant relationship with happiness. Neuroticism, extraversion and agreeableness are significantly positively correlated with romantic attitude. Romantic attitude has no significant relationship with openness to experience, conscientiousness and happiness. Neuroticism, openness to experience and extraversion significantly predict happiness.

Keywords: Personality, Romantic Attitude, Happiness.

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