THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY SIMILARITY ON RELATIONSHIP QUALITY AMONG COUPLES IN SARAWAK

Fatahyah, Yahya and Pui, Poh Nyuk (2020) THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY SIMILARITY ON RELATIONSHIP QUALITY AMONG COUPLES IN SARAWAK. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (13). p. 1699. ISSN 2394-5125

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Abstract

Prior studies have indicated personality similarity influences the quality of relationship among couples. However, few studies have been conducted in Malaysia especially in Sarawak, and this reflects the utmost need to conduct such a study here in Sarawak. Hence, for this study, the aim is to empirically investigate the relationship between the personality similarity and quality relationship among couples in Sarawak. Samples of personality similarity and quality relationship were collected from 91 heterosexual couples (N=91 couples, 182 individuals) by using Big Five Inventory and Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Personality similarity between the couples were then measured by using absolute difference method. Results obtained from the correlation and multiple regression analysis indicated that the influence of personality similarity in terms of conscientiousness in couples is significant on the quality relationship of the female participants, whereas personality similarity does not have much influence on the quality of relationship for the male participants. However, the result itself cannot be generalized to the entire population considering the sample size is relatively small, and the nature of the research design. It is recommended that longitudinal research design and bigger sample should be used for future research. Apart from that, including qualitative methods such as interviews and case study could also bring more insights for future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality similarity, Romantic relationship, Marital satisfaction, Relationship quality, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 02:35
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 02:35
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30509

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