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Locale Differentials in Big Five Factors of Personality of Adolescents


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1 Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, T. D. College, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Psychology, Bihari Mahila College Machhalishahar Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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This study was conducted to assess the effects of locale on the personality characteristics of the students measured in terms of big five factors personality. The sample comprised 250 rural and 250 urban students in the age range of 14 to 20 years belonging to Jaunpur U.P. (India) and studying in intermediate colleges. They were administered the Hindi version of big five factors personality scale. The descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The two groups differed significantly on all but one dimension (neuroticism). The results in general suggest that locale is an important variable which exerts differential effects on the personality of the adolescents. The results are vigorously discussed and interpreted and implications of the study are also underlined. In addition to it, limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are also highlighted.

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personality, big five factors, locale differentials (rural, urban)
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Authors

R.N. Singh
Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Jagdish Singh Dixit
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, T. D. College, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Anita Yadav
Department of Psychology, Bihari Mahila College Machhalishahar Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


This study was conducted to assess the effects of locale on the personality characteristics of the students measured in terms of big five factors personality. The sample comprised 250 rural and 250 urban students in the age range of 14 to 20 years belonging to Jaunpur U.P. (India) and studying in intermediate colleges. They were administered the Hindi version of big five factors personality scale. The descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The two groups differed significantly on all but one dimension (neuroticism). The results in general suggest that locale is an important variable which exerts differential effects on the personality of the adolescents. The results are vigorously discussed and interpreted and implications of the study are also underlined. In addition to it, limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are also highlighted.

Keywords


personality, big five factors, locale differentials (rural, urban)

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