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The relationship between birth order, personality and romantic relationship satisfaction among UTAR undergraduates

Tay, Kok Wai and Mah, Siew Huei and Pon, Poh Yee and Margaret, S. Annie (2014) The relationship between birth order, personality and romantic relationship satisfaction among UTAR undergraduates. In: International Social Development Conference 2014 (ISDC 2014), 12 – 13 August 2014, Bayview Hotel Langkawi, Malaysia.

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There are many debates on how birth order (only born, first born, second born, middle born, and last born) can have an effect on personality. Equally important, McGlade (2008) suggested that there is a moderate relationship between personality and romantic relationship satisfaction.Thus, to put in other words, birth order might lay either a direct or indirect effect on romantic relationship satisfaction. Nevertheless, romantic relationship satisfaction cannot be predicted efficiently based on the birth order of a particular partner,for a romantic relationship is undeniably a mutual relationship that involves two parties.Therefore, birth order combination of a couple should be given emphasis (Leman, 2009).Hence, the current study attempts to study the relationship between birth order, personality, and romantic relationship satisfaction.A sample of 100 participants from UTAR was recruited to conduct this study.The present study found that there was no significant difference in personality among participants of different birth order.Likewise, no significant difference in romantic relationship satisfaction was found among participants with various birth order combinations.However, there were significant weak to moderate correlations between certain Big Five personality traits and romantic relationship satisfaction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-0474-74-8 Organized by: School of Social Development (SSD), UUM College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: birth order, personality, romantic relationship satisfaction, birth order combinations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 06:26
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 01:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13240

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