Personality Traits, Emotion Regulation, Nomophobia and Psychological Wellbeing in University Students

 Saher Ishaq (BS, 2014-2018) Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, PhD

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

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245


The current study was conducted to examine the relationship among personality traits, emotion regulation, nomophobia and psychological well-being in university students. Correlational research design was used. Simple random sampling technique was used to collect a sample (N =160) male and female university students. A self-constructed demographic questionnaire, Ten Item Personality Inventory (Gosling, et aI., 2003), Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross & John, 2003), Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q; Yildirim & Correia, 2015) and Psychological Well-being Scales (PWS; Ryff, 1989) were used. Results of Pearson product moment correlation showed that openness to experience, emotional stability and cognitive reappraisal had a significant positive relationship with psychological well-being. Whereas, nomophobia had significant negative relationship with psychological well-being. Age, gender and education has no correlation with personality traits, emotion regulation, nomophobia and psychological Well-being however, number of hours spent on mobile on average per day has significant positive correlation with nomophobia. Hierarchical regression analysis was also conducted to find out the predictors of psychological-wellbeing and it revealed that openness to experience and cognitive reappraisal were positive predictors of psychological well- being. Nomophobia negatively predicted psychological well-being. Independent sample t-test showed no significant gender differences in personality traits, emotion regulation, nomophobia and psychological well-being in university students. The results of the study suggest that it has many implications on individual level as well as in educational settings.

Keywords: Personality traits, emotion regulation, nomophobia, psychological wellbeing, university students.


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