Author: Faiza Naeem
Supervisor: Ms. Omama Tariq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to explore the differences in psychological well being and personality traits among students living in nuclear and joint family system. It was hypothesized that there is a significant difference in psychological well being and personality traits among students living in nuclear and joint family system. A sample of 100 (50 joint and 50 nuclear) students was collected from University of Punjab, Government College University and Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. Both male (n = 50) and female (n = 50) students were included in the sample. Psychological Well-Being Scale (PWS, Ryff, 1995) and NEO Five-Factor Inventory (Neo FFI, Costa & McCrae, 2003) were used for assessment. Significant difference was found in psychological well being, personality traits and their facets among students of nuclear and joint family system. Significant gender difference was found in psychological well being, personality traits and their facets among students. Psychological well being was negatively correlated with personality traits in nuclear family system but no correlation was found in joint family system. Significant relationship was found in facets of psychological well being and facets of personality traits in nuclear and joint family system. Findings of the present study have important implementations for researchers, educational psychologists and counselors in taking appropriate measures for improving family relations and environment for better psychological well being of students.
Keywords: psychological well-being, joint family system, personality traits.
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