Manuscript Title:

PERSONALITY TRAITS AND IMPULSIVENESS: MEDIATING ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Author:

Dr. REHANA MUSHTAQ, Dr. SADIA SALEEM

DOI Number:

DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/P8FXV

Published : 2022-08-10

About the author(s)

1. Dr. REHANA MUSHTAQ - Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Professional Psychology, University of Management and Technology Lahore.
2. Dr. SADIA SALEEM - Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Professional Psychology, University of Management and Technology Lahore.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to explore the mediating role of social support between personality traits and impulsiveness in University Students. A sample of 437 university students (211 men 48% and 226 women 52%) with the age range of 18-24(M=20.78, SD=1.64) was taken from 2 government and 2 Private Universities of Lahore and given Demographic Performa, Big Five Personality Test (BFPT), Social support questionnaire (SSQ) and Bartlett impulsiveness Scale-11 (BIS-11). Pearson product-moment correlation indicated a significant relationship among personality traits, social support, and impulsiveness. Mediation analysis indicated that social support mediates the association between personality traits (openness and neuroticism) and impulsiveness. Path analysis showed that social support mediates the association between personality traits (openness and neuroticism) and impulsiveness with the controlling effect of age. Personality traits play an essential role in the life of university students who need social support. This research provides empirical evidence that social support mediates the association between personality traits (openness and neuroticism) and impulsiveness.


Keywords

Openness, Neuroticism, Impulsiveness, Social Support, University Students.