Relationship between Perceived Stress & Personality amongst the People of Mizoram| P 34-38

Rohmingthangi Ralte and Lalfakzuali C.
Mizoram University, Mizoram


Personality types are important factors in determining stress; how certain people manage
to function for years while handling huge amounts of stress, whereas others collapse after
several months under similar amounts of stress (Cooper 2005). The present research
examined the relationship between perceived stress and personality (openness to
experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism) among
rural and urban Mizoram. 300 participants (150 males and 150 females) with age
ranging between 16-40 years were randomly selected from different districts of Mizoram.
Demographic information was gathered, and psychological variables were measured
using a self-report test – Perceived Stress Scale (PSS; Cohen, S., and Williamson, G.,
1988) and Big Five Inventory (BFI; John, O. P. and Srivastava, S. (1999). Descriptive
analysis and parametric assumptions were checked. The Pearson Correlation and
One-Way ANOVA analysis was employed. The result reveals significant relationship
between the variables and significant group (rural and urban) difference on the subscale of Agreeableness..
Keywords: perceived stress, personality, urban, rural.

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