| Published: December 25, 2015
To Explore the Loneliness as It Related To Personality Traits among Emerging Adults Studing Medicine
Emerging Adulthood studying medicine, between the age of 18 and 25 as, a distinct developmental stage extending from adolescence to young adulthood. In literature, there is any study which includes the relationship between emerging adult’s loneliness and personality traits. Therefore, the relationship between emerging adults studying medicine loneliness and personality traits has to be investigated. This study examines the association between personality traits in terms of Neuroticism (N), Extraversion (E), Openness to experience (O), Agreeableness (A) and conscientiousness (C) and loneliness among emerging adults studying medicine. A total of 100 (50 boys and 50 girls) emerging adults completed the NEO-Five factor inventory (NEO-FFI) and the loneliness scale. Correlation Analysis showed that three Big five personalities dimension which Neuroticism (positively) and extraversion and agreeableness (negatively) correlated emerging adult’s loneliness. Further, t-test result showed that there is a significant difference in boys and girls studying medicine on loneliness, neuroticism, extraversion and agreeableness, whereas openness and conscientiousness the results showed no significant difference between two groups.
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© 2015 I B Chauhan, S Sharma
Received: November 04, 2015; Revision Received: November 19, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015