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Study of Relations between Personality Traits and Psychological Well-Being


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This paper aims to understand association between Personality Traits and Psychological Well-being domains in a sample of management students. It is both primary and secondary research involving 706 full- time MBA students. The survey makes use of Goldberg’s Scale (Goldberg, 1993) to measure big five personality traits. Ryff’s Well-Being Scale (Ryff, 1989) is used to measure Psychological well-being. There is an association between personality traits and psychological well-being as per the study. Personality traits namely extraversion, conscientiousness, openness and agreeableness moderately predicted psychological well-being. ‘Openness to experience’ is moderately associated with ‘Personal growth’ and ‘Purposefulness ‘among the MBA students. The study gives insight on how personality associates with well-being domains.

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Personality Traits, Psychological Well-Being, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Openness, Agreeableness.
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Assistant Professor, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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This paper aims to understand association between Personality Traits and Psychological Well-being domains in a sample of management students. It is both primary and secondary research involving 706 full- time MBA students. The survey makes use of Goldberg’s Scale (Goldberg, 1993) to measure big five personality traits. Ryff’s Well-Being Scale (Ryff, 1989) is used to measure Psychological well-being. There is an association between personality traits and psychological well-being as per the study. Personality traits namely extraversion, conscientiousness, openness and agreeableness moderately predicted psychological well-being. ‘Openness to experience’ is moderately associated with ‘Personal growth’ and ‘Purposefulness ‘among the MBA students. The study gives insight on how personality associates with well-being domains.

Keywords


Personality Traits, Psychological Well-Being, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Openness, Agreeableness.