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| Published: March 12, 2021

A study on personality and happiness among college students

N Thamanna Shireen

Department of Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Anna V Abi

Department of Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sannet Thomas

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of management Studies, Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: DIP: 18.01.062/20210901

DOI: DOI: 10.25215/0901.062

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Aim: According to Allport (1961), “Personality is a dynamic organization, inside the person, of psychophysical systems that create the person’s characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.” Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. It is a state, not a trait; in other words, it isn’t a long-lasting, permanent feature or personality trait, but a more fleeting, changeable state (Courtney E. Ackerman). The aim of this research was to study the relationships between personality and happiness among college students across gender. Subjects completed Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised- Abbreviated, Subjective Happiness Inventory (General Happiness Scale). Data were analyzed using Mean, Standard deviation, Kruskal-Wallis test and Spearman rank correlation. Result: Result of the study shows that there is no relationship between personality traits and happiness. There is a significant difference in the level of psychoticism among college students across their gender. There is no significant difference in the level of neuroticism, extraversion and happiness among college students across their gender. Based on these results, personality does not provide any context in which happiness operates.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.062/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.062

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021