A Survey on the Relationship between Personality Factors and Sex in Students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences

Abedi, Ghasem and Mohammadi, Akbar and Alizadeh, Ahad and Hoseini, Hadi and Yahyazadeh, Omi (2013) A Survey on the Relationship between Personality Factors and Sex in Students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 23 (98). pp. 114-122.

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Individual characteristic helps people in better understanding of themselves and others. The purpose of this study was to investigate the gender differences in personality factors in students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study included 394 students (174 male, 220 female) who were randomly selected from Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) scale was used for data collection. Results: The results of this study showed no significant differences in four factors of personality (neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness) among both sexes. However, significant differences were found in openness to experience between males and females (P=0.016). Conclusion: According to this study there is no difference between the sexes in personality factors of neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness. Therefore, any planning associated with different personality types should be done regardless of gender differences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender differences, personality, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences students
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 19:18
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 19:18
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/422

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