Investigating Personality Constructs in Etiology of Criminal BehaviorsJournal: International Journal for Modern Trends in Science and Technology (IJMTST) (Vol.6, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2020-02-15
Authors : Zahra Yousefi Gohari; Zohreh Sadeghi Afje;
Page : 12-20
Keywords : IJMTST; UGC;
The present research aims to investigate personality constructs in etiology of criminal behaviors. This descriptive study was conducted on 200 students of Tehran Medical Science University (100 female students and 100 male students) in 2018-2019. Subjects, accessible,were selectedwith stratified sampling method and they participated in the research voluntarily.In the research two questionnaires were used for gathering data namely, Neo and Criminal Behaviors. The data were analyzed with Pearson correlation, simultaneous regression and stepwise regression. The data indicated that: neuroticism personality trait (r=-0/45), agreement (r=-0/63), agreement (r=-63) and loyalty (r=-0/69) with significant negative relationship(p=0/01) and extraversion traits (r=0/78) and open to experience (r=0/71) with significant positive relationship (p=0/01): the results of linear and hierarchy regression showed that generally these personality traits explain 75% of criminal behaviors variance which extraversion 60%, loyalty 8%, neuroticism 4%, open to experience 1% and agreement 2%. The results indicated that findings of this research can apply to create intervening programs for the ones engaging in criminal behaviors and also preventing this behaviorfor the ones who are exposed tosuch behaviors.
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