Date of Award
Department of Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing
Dr. Christopher Sudhakar
Mrs. Melita Sheilini
Abstract: Objectives: assess the psychosocial maladjustment (PSM) and personality, compare the PSM and personality between the children of alcoholics (COA) and non-alcoholics (CONA) and find the relationship between the PSM and personality. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional survey (N=230) was conducted among graduates using PSM Scale and BFI. Results: There was no relationship between PSM and personality. Significant difference was found between PSM [t (228) = 4.17], agreeableness [t (228) = 5.95], neuroticism [t (228) = 6.95] and openness [t (228) = 6.57] domains of personality of COA and CONA. There was an association between order of birth and PSM [χ2(4) = 9.98], extraversion [χ2(6) = 15.06] and openness [χ2(4) = 9.99] as well as gender and neuroticism [χ2(3) = 11.87]. Conclusion: It is interesting to study the variables which help the present population to cope with the maladjustment and develop normal personality. Key Words: PSM, personality, children of alcoholics
VARGHESE, REEMA SUSAN, "A study on the psychosocial maladjustment and personality of children of alcoholics among graduates studying in affiliated colleges of Manipal Academy of General Education." (2018). Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Theses and Dissertations. 71.