Self Concept and Personality Correlates Amongst Homosexuals: The Indian Perspective

  • S Saha
Keywords: Personality, Self Concept, Homosexuals, India

Abstract

People do what they do because of certain singularities or characteristics of their psychological profile and their profiles are only accurate to the extent that they enable us predict what they will do. It was the primary aim of the present study to explore self concept and personality correlates amongst homosexuals. It was hypothesized that there will be high scores in negative physical and psychological self concept. It was also hypothesized that no significant relationship will be seen in self concept and personality. Sample size of this study was 30 MSM (Men who have sex with men) within the age group of 18-40. Calculation of the study was based on Pearson r correlation method. Results yielded clear support for the hypotheses of this study. Though the scores indicated positive correlation, no significant correlation was found between self concept and personality; and there were high scores in negative physical and psychological self concept. Non verbal observation from conduction setting also supports the findings of the study.


Keywords: Personality, Self Concept, Homosexuals, India

Published
2014-06-26
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2384-6828
print ISSN: 2315-6562