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PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AS PREDICATORS OF MARITAL ADJUSTMENT IN WORKING WOMEN

Asnari, Kausar (2003) PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AS PREDICATORS OF MARITAL ADJUSTMENT IN WORKING WOMEN. PhD thesis, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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Abstract

The purpose of the present research was to determine the extent to which Personality Traits and Socioeconomic status in Pakistani scenario can predict Marital Adjustment with special reference to working women. After detailed literature review it was hypothesized that the personality traits of Extraversion, Agreeableness, Openness and Conscientiousness would be positively related to Marital Adjustment whereas Neuroticism would be negatively related to Marital Adjustment. Further it was hypothesized that Marital Adjustment would be more among working women of high Socioeconomic status as compared to working women of low and middle Socioeconomic status. Sample of the present research consisted of 150 married working women divided into three groups of subjects each consisting of fifty women. These groups comprised of low, middle and high socioeconomic classes. Neo Five Factor Inventory was administered in order to measure the level of Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness in the married women. Moreover Dyadic Adjustment Scale was administered in order to measure Marital Adjustment of the entire sample. Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation was computed to assess patterns of relationships among variables. The correlations were calculated between various personality traits and marital adjustment. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was done to compare the difference in the level of Marital Adjustment of working women belonging to low, middle and high socioeconomic status. The results showed significant positive relationships between the variable of Extraversion, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness with Marital Adjustment. Neuroticism was significantly negatively related to Marital Adjustment whereas Openness had an insignificant relationship with Marital Adjustment. Moreover the difference between the Marital Adjustment of the three socioeconomic groups is not significant. Avenues for further research have also been suggested

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:marital adjustment, working women, personality traits, extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, personality
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Psychology (g16)
ID Code:1270
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:22 Jan 2007
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:05

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