Personality correlates of integrated faith and prosocial behavior of the Chinese college students in Taiwan

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Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling

Subject Categories

Educational Psychology


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Carmelita P. Pabiton

Defense Panel Chair

Imelda V.G. Villar

Defense Panel Member

Salud P. Evangelista
Alexa P. Abrenica


This study determines the personality correlates of integrated faith and prosocial behavior specifically Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness.Three hundred fifty six (356) students from five (5) universities in Taiwan with mean age of 20.8 participated in the study. The descriptive correlational method was employed. Data were collected from test results on three standardized instruments namely NEO Personality Inventory Revised, Faith Maturity Scale, and Prosocial Behavior Inventory. For statistical treatment, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Stepwise multiple regression analysis and equation were utilized. The findings revealed that the majority of the Chinese college students tend to be diligent, self-disciplined, achievement-striving, practical, and conservative. Only a few of them show interest in their own spiritual growth and engage themselves in social advocacy and human services. Results also indicated that faith integration and prosocial behavior can not be determined by personality characteristics namely neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness as measured by NEO Personality Inventory Revised. Further, it was found that personality is not a good predictor for integrated faith and prosocial behavior. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that further research on personality traits, integrated faith, and prosocial behavior be conducted on representative groups of students in Taiwan. It was also recommended that in future studies, factors other than personality, which may predict integrated faith and prosocial behavior be included, and other personality test be used.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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87 laves ; 28 cm.


College students--Psychology; College students; Chinese; Personality tests

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