Dr. Payal Kanwar Chandel, Ms Rimjhim


 The study was conducted to investigate effect of birth order and family type on personality. A survey was conducted on a sample of 100 Indian college students, 50 males and 50 females with a mean age of 20.02 years. Among the sample, 47 were the eldest in their house-hold, 28 were the youngest, 2 were middle children, and 13 were the sole children in their family. From the sample, 19 were reared in a joint family, 76 in a nuclear family, while 5 in a single parent house-hold. For this study, Myers-Briggs type indicator form M was used. SPSS version 16.0 was used for data analysis and Chi Square test of Independence was used to analyse the results. The results showed that there was no significant difference in the personality traits of the individuals with different birth order or family type.


Personality, Adolescence, Birth order, Family type

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