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Journal of Management Research and Analysis

Personal identity and neuroticism among late adolescents

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Author Details: Indumathy J, Divvyalakshmi N. N., Ashwini U R, Ashwini K.

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2770

Print ISSN : 2394-2762

Article First Page : 166

Article End Page : 169


Every human thrives for an identity for themselves; they like to be known to others. The characteristics, beliefs, values, behaviours and thoughts all together form the identity of an individual. In other words it can be said as the concept that is developed about oneself.  Neuroticism is one of the big five personality factor which basically the emotional instability of a person. The feelings of anxiety, rumination, fear and frustration is high in individuals who are high in neuroticism. The researchers of this study made an attempt to investigate the connection between personal identity and neuroticism of a person. This area is less studied and thus the study follows the exploratory research design to gain new insights and understandings of the association. The exploration included 127 late adolescents who fall under the age ranging from 18 – 19 years. The participants were selected from 4 different educational institutions, using systematic sampling technique. Aspects of Identity Questionnaire by Cheek, J. M. & Briggs, S. R. (2013) and Eysenck's personality Inventory, Short Form (1985) were administered to the participants. A statistical analysis of the data is done using parametric tests (Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Independent Sample t test). The results of the data showed a significant negative relationship between personal identity and neuroticism. And also there did not exist any gender difference among the variables of the study. The implication, limitations and suggestions of the study are discussed in the paper.

Keywords: Personal Identity, Neuroticism, Late Adolescents

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