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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 122-131
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.016


Does Being A Boy or Girl Matters for Personality Development? Study of Personality of Adolescents from Different Social Classes across Gender
Arti Kumari, Ritu Singh*, Manisha Mehra and Amit Kr. Mishra
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A.T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand-263145, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study explored difference in the personality of adolescents from four different social classes of families (Class I, Class II, Class III, and Class IV) of G.B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand across their gender. Families falling under social class I of the university had parent(s) working as Professor and Associate Professor in the university; those falling under social class II had parent(s) working as Assistant Professor or equivalent and Doctor in the university; those falling under social class III had parent(s) working as Accountant, Supervisor, Lab Technician and Clerk in the university and those falling under social class IV had parent(s) working as Attendant, Driver, Peon, CRC laborer, Gardner and Sweeper. In the present study, forty adolescents were randomly selected from each social class of which 63 were girls and 97 boys making a total of 160 respondents. Respondents from each social class were split across gender to analyze difference in their personality. Adolescent personality was assessed using Multi-dimensional Assessment of Personality Questionnaire (Sanjay Vohra, 1993). The study revealed significant differences in adolescents’ personality with gender under all social classes. Girls from all social classes were seen to have significantly higher guilt proneness, morality, tension, sensitivity, self-control, social warmth, academic achievement and mental health than their counterparts. In contrast, boys from all social classes exhibited significantly more individualism, self-sufficiency, excitability, general ability, enthusiasm and competition than girls. Another observation was that boys and girls from social class I, II and III didn’t differ on adaptability, boldness and leadership domain of personality, however, girls from social class IV were seen to be significantly more adaptable than boys and boys were found to be significantly more bold and leading than girls. No gender difference existed on maturity, creativity and innovation domains of personality in adolescents from all social classes.


Keywords: Excitability, Guilt proneness, Innovation, Maturity, Morality
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Arti Kumari, Ritu Singh, Manisha Mehra and Amit Kr. Mishra. 2019. Does Being A Boy or Girl Matters for Personality Development? Study of Personality of Adolescents from Different Social Classes across Gender.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 122-131. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.016