Relationship of Personality Traits with Social Support and Psychological Adjustment

Author: Rabia Qasim

Supervisor: Afshi Yahya Khan

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The current study was planned to find impact of social support and personality traits on psychological adjustment of Pakistani widow women. It was hypothesized that personality traits and social support will predict psychological adjustment of widows’ research applied a correlational design with convenient sampling strategy. Sample of 100 women, within the age range of 35-60 years, was drawn from the population of widow women of Lahore. Data was collected through demographic questionnaire, Multidimensional perceived social support scale (Zimet et al., 1988), Psychological adjustment scale and neuroticism, extroversion, openness- personal inventory 3 (Costa & McCrea, 1988),and Psychological adjustment scale (Sabir, 2000). Correlation was carried out to find relation between personality traits, social support and psychological adjustment, which has shown relationship between the variables. Regression analysis was also carried out to see the predictive relation between variables, which revealed that personality is a predictor of psychological adjustment while social support was not a predictor for psychological adjustment. Correlational hypothesis was accepted while regression hypothesis for social support and psychological adjustment was not accepted. Results were found consistent with the previous researches. Findings of the study can be helpful for better psychological adjustment of widows.

Keywords: Personality Traits, Social Support, Psychological Adjustment.

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