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dc.contributor.authorAkhtar, Naseem-
dc.description.abstractThis study titled, “Relationship between personality traits and reading interest of postgraduate students in Pakistan” was conducted with the objectives (1) to measure the level of interest in reading of postgraduate students (2) to explore the interest of students in different reading materials at postgraduate level (3) to measure personality traits of post graduate students (4) to find out relationship between personality traits and reading interest of postgraduate students. The study was descriptive in nature; therefore survey approach was considered appropriate and adopted for its completion. The population of the study consisted of students acquiring education in public sector general universities in Pakistan, delimited in 20 universities of Pakistan, in students of selected departments of social sciences and pure sciences. There are (14) public sector general universities are selected from Punjab and other 06 public sector general universities from other provinces as university of Balochistan from province Balochistan, university of Karachi from Sindh province, university of Peshawar, university of Malakand and Hazara university from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, university of Azad Jammu and Kashmir from Azad Jammu Kashmir were the target population. The sample of the study consisted of thirty (30) respondents from each department of university, six departments of each university were selected on the bases of two main streams, 03 from social sciences and 03 from pure sciences, and 30 students from each department, 1785 students from pure sciences and 1785 students from social sciences total students were 3570 approximately. Two questionnaires one about reading interest MRQ adapted with some changes and other about personality trait IPIP inventory of 50 items on five-point rating (likert) scale were adopted and used as a research tool according to the objectives of the study. After data collection, it was coded in SPSS version 20 and statistically analyzed. The data analysis revealed diversified and interesting results. This study was intimated on relationship of personality traits and reading interest of students and it was declared in this study that reading has major role in personality development of all individual as the countless success demands from people put their experiences in the words and learn from others, according to nature human being observe, feel and learn from others experiences. This study originate the strong association between personality traits and reading interests of students. It was determined that if students read with interest and devotion at high level than personality traits of these students were more positive. Personality traits openness, conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness had strong positive relationship with reading interest due to academic need, sense of pride, family, fun while only one personality trait neuroticism had high negative relation with openness, conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness. In the same way neuroticism had negative relation with reading interest due to academic need, sense of pride, family and fun. Present study strongly recommended to parent to start at initial stage to provide their child environment at home best suit with their personality and reading interest. It is also recommended to educational advisors, head teachers, teachers, policymakers and education system to provide broad chances in developing reading interest xiv among students and their personality development. It will shape the personality of students and leave positive influence on their life. There are five major personality traits according to big Five Theory and they are labeled as: Openness, Consciousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism Personality trait openness had strong positive relation with conscientiousness and Agreeableness, while negative relation with Extraversion and Neuroticism. Conscientiousness had negative relation with extraversion and neuroticism while positive relation with agreeableness. Extraversion had negative relation with neuroticism and agreeableness also found negative relation with neuroticism on all respondents in this study. This study declared neuroticism as highest level of emotional instability and stand 1st , agreeableness less than international level and stand 2nd , openness at 3rd, conscientiousness at 4th, extraversion at 5th level gradually with less than international measure of personality traits. This study strongly recommended to low level of neuroticism and high level of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness to keep balance in personality of students. Student reading interest is due to academic need stand 1st in this study. They read books for the sake of passing exams with good grades and book reading is on declining stage due to the misuse of electronic media and lack of proper guidelines. Students feel proud to be a good reader and it stand 2nd, family and friends play their part in education of their child as low level and it stand at 3rd, fun and fiction has minimum part of interest and stand 4th in this study. This study recommends to parents, head of educational institutes, teachers, policy makers and syllabus founders to balance in all reading factors of academic need, sense of pride, family and friends, fun and fiction according to the need and interest of students and provide suitable environment and chances during study life.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHigher Education Commission Pakistanen_US
dc.publisherIslamia University, Bahawalpur.en_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.titleRelationship Between Personality Traits and Reading Interest of Postgraduate Students in Punjaben_US
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