The Relationship of Personality Type, Social Trust and Social Desirability among the Homeless Adolescents Living in Zahedan Welfare Organization Hostels

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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology University of Sistan and Baluchestan

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore the correlation between personality type, social trust and social desirability in homeless adolescents living in Zahedan Welfare Organization hostels. The descriptive-correlational method was used. Through stratified random sampling, 92 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years old were selected and studied via three questionnaires including the Social Acceptability Scale, the Social Trust Scale (researcher-made) and the NEO Personality Type (Extraversion Subscale). For data analysis, the Pearson correlation coefficient and simple regression were used. The results indicated that there was a significant positive correlation between extrovert/introvert personality types and social desirability. Additionally, it was revealed that there was a significant positive correlation between social trust and social desirability of adolescents. The regression analysis showed that extrovert and introvert personality types and social trust can predict social desirability.

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