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International Journal of Psychology Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

The correlation between child rearing practices and gender differences on personality development among adolescence


Sharmista Das and Dr. Papia Mukherjee


Personality development is continuum process if resulting the dynamic from nature reciprocal of this interaction of biological nature and social situation of nurturing. Interaction gains more prominence in the nature vs. nurture theory of personality development. The present study was conducted to study the effects of child rearing practices on personality development among the adolescence in the age group from 13 to 15 years of old. Complex nature of gender bias prevailing the Indian society necessitated the need of the present study to know; (1) that personality development differs with inherent biological temperament among male and female & (2) to know whether child rearing practices are related to development of personality. 3) To know whether interface with family is differ with male and female. The present study was conducted with 139 subjects (70 male & 69 female). It was randomly drawn from different demographic variables like religion, locality, medium of learning, family income & academic failure. X2 analysis revealed no gender differences between male & female for these demographic variations. The subject were administered a Semi Structured Socio-demographic Data Sheet which was used to measure the significant differences on demographic variables & two paper pencil self-report inventory like Junior Temperament & Character Inventory (JTCI) which was used to measure the seven dimension of personality and Family Environment Scale (FES) used to measure the eight dimension of individual personality displayed in family environment. Independent t-test revealed that there was no significant difference in gender in terms of self-directedness, self-transcendence, active recreational orientation & independence. In Pearson correlation coefficient revealed the different correlation coefficient between variables under JTCI & FES separately both male & female counterpart.
The study in brief can help to understand and predict the various temperament and character patterns of male, female students (13 to 15 years) and their perception of parental interaction. It has been tried to conduct the present investigation with a specific purpose of providing information of the student of M.Sc. Applied Psychology of Swami Vivekananda University about the perception of parental interaction among 13 to 15 years students and its affect on personality. Overall it can be concluded from the result that personality disposition is different in male and female counterpart & differences were also existed in perception of family interaction.

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International Journal of Psychology Research
How to cite this article:
Sharmista Das and Dr. Papia Mukherjee. The correlation between child rearing practices and gender differences on personality development among adolescence. Int. J. Psychol. Res. 2024;6(1):81-89. DOI: 10.33545/26648903.2024.v6.i1b.54