Personality Traits, Resilience and Self Compassion in Eunuchs

Author: Aqsa Mirza

Supervisor: Saima Majeed & Farah Malik, PhD
Degree: M.Sc
Year: 2014-2016
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

The present study aimed to determine personality traits, resilience and self-compassion in eunuchs in order to figure out the factors that lead the eunuchs to deviate and then to minimize those factors so that the eunuchs become the productive part of the society. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive relationship between personality traits (extraversion, openness to new experiences, conscientiousness and agreeableness) with self-compassion and resilience, whereas the neuroticism will have negative relationship with self- compassion and resilience. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that personality traits and resilience will predict self- compassion in eunuchs. The sample consisted of (N = 100) eunuchs with age range 20-60 years, (M = 35.5, SD = 8.22). Sample was collected from Fountain House through purposive sampling technique. Big Five Inventory (Oliver, 1999), Self-Compassion Scale (Neff, 2003) and State- Trait Resilience Scale (Chowk, 2002) in Urdu version were used to assess study variables. Pearson Product Moment Correlational Analysis and Multiple Regression Analysis were used. Findings revealed that extraversion had a positive relationship with self-compassion, moreover openness to experience had a positive relationship with resilience and extraversion positively predicted self-compassion. The study has important implications for awareness of society to treat eunuchs in a way to bring a positive change in their lives, the organizations can play the role that can lead improve their functioning in order to make them compassionate about themselves and also help them by giving activities which later help them for their psychological health.

Keywords: Personality Traits, Resilience, Self-Compassion
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