Comparative Study of Personality Traits Between India and Japan (73789)

Session Information: Mind, Brain & Psychology: Human Emotional & Cognitive Development & Outcomes within Educational Contexts
Session Chair: Daisy Mae Bialba

Thursday, 23 November 2023 15:10
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study aimed to determine the differences in personality between Indian and Japanese university students. Methodology: The Ten-Item Personality Inventory of Big Five personality traits (Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience) was used for survey. Indian students (n = 191; 91 males and 100 females) and Japanese students (n = 248; 131 males and 117 females) participated in the survey. A t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to compare the personality traits between the two groups. Results: The t-test results indicated significant differences between Indian and Japanese students. Japanese students scored significantly higher in Neuroticism (t = 7.02; p < .001). Indian students scored significantly higher in the 3 dimensions of Agreeableness (t = 6.16; p < .001), Conscientiousness (t = 9.08; p < .001) and Open to experiences (t = 8.26; p < .001). In the ANOVA test, no significant difference was found between male and female students within each country. Conclusion: In this study, Japan scored lower in three dimensions of Big Five than India (Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience). This result was surprising in case of Conscientiousness, as there is well established perception that the Japanese are industrious people. In the case of Agreeableness and Openness to experience, Indian students scored higher which could be attributed to cultural diversity which makes them more accepting of different situations. The result indicates that cultural background might play more important role in shaping personality than gender differences in both countries.

Aneesah Nishaat, Soka University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Aneesah Nishaat is a University Doctoral Student at Soka University in Japan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00