International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Relationship between Personality Factors and Level of Forgiveness among College Students
Mueen Abid, Sameera Shafiq, Iram Naz, Maryam Riaz

In this study, the association between big five personality factors and level of forgiveness has been measured with the help of two standardized questionnaires. These are Universiti Sains Malaysia Personality Inventory (USMaPand the Hartland Forgiveness Scale. A sample of 500 college students (200 males and 300 females; age range= 15-22 years) were selected by proportionate stratified sampling technique, from five major colleges of situated in Gujrat. The results showed significant correlation among big five personality factors and level of forgiveness. Results revealed that there was a significant and positive relationship among conscientiousness, extroversion, openness, agreeableness and level of forgiveness. It was concluded that neuroticism was significantly negatively correlated with level of forgiveness. The implication and the limitations of the study are discussed.

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