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| Published: April 25, 2021

Relationship Between Self-perception and Machiavellianism among First Born and Last Born College Students

Sweta Barick

MA Clinical Psychology student, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.001.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.001

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This study aimed to understand the relationship between self-perception and Machiavellianism among first born and last born college students. The study includes a sample of 120 including 60 first borns and 60 last borns college going students. The tools used in this study are self-perception measuring scale by K.G Agarwal(1962) and Behavior Orientation scale(Mach scale)by Dr Parveen Kumar Jha(1970) .The analysis of t-test results indicated that there was no significant difference of sub dimensions of self-perception (that is self-regard and self acceptance) although there was a noticeable mean difference between the level of self-perception and its sub scale self-regard among first born and last born college students where first born exhibited higher level of self-perception and high self-regard as compared to last born college students. t-test results also showed that there is a significant difference between Machiavellianism and its subscales among first born and last born college students. Last born have higher levels of Machiavellianism as compared to first born and also are higher in tactics , views and morality ( sub scale of Machiavellianism) for the same. The analysis of correlation matrices exhibited a negative association between self-perception and Machiavellianism and results also showed that there was negative association between self-perception and views and morality sub dimensions of Machiavellianism.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.001.20210902

10.25215/0902.001

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021