RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BIRTH ORDER AND PERSONALITY TRAITS AMONG MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS OF SHAHEED BENAZIR BHUTTO UNIVERSITY

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Aqsa Kalhoro
Dr Fozia Amir Siddiqui
Shahana Mumtaz
Dr Sanam Soomro
Dr Riaz Ahmed Mangi
Dr Abdul Razzaque Nohri
Aisha Qasim

Keywords

Birth order, Personality, TIPI

Abstract

The birth order plays a very important role in a child’s life because the family is the first social surrounding or system to which a child is exposed. The purpose of the study was to measure the relationship between birth order (1st born, middle born, last born and only single born or only child) and personality among male and female students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University SBBU Shaheed Benazir Abad SBA. The research method was Quantitative method and comparative study. There was a sample of (N=89), with Female=30 and Male=59. For assessment of birth order, TIPI-Ten Item Personality Inventory Scale was used among all 1st born, middle born, last-born and only born participants. For statistical analysis, Spearman’s correlation test, Chi - Square test and ANOVA was used. Results indicated that the personality types vary among the participants. The participants of different birth orders did not differ significantly in personality. There is no significant relationship between personality and birth orders. However, Spearman’s correlation showed significant relationship between Extraversion and Conscientiousness, Conscientiousness/Openness to Experience, Extraversion / Openness to Experiences and Agreeableness / Openness to Experiences.

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