Personality traits and psychological needs of senior Augustinian sisters: A pluralistic analysis


Juliana Pinto

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Nancy C. Rayos

Defense Panel Chair

Carmelita P. Pabiton

Defense Panel Member

Naomi R. Ruiz
Barbara Wong Fernandez


This pluralistic analysis is undertaken to determine what psychological needs were associated with the personality traits of the selected Augustinian Senior Sisters in the Philippines. Forty (40) Augustinian Senior Sisters with ages ranging from 35 to 80 years were selected as respondents of the study. In terms of the number of years in religious life, the range was 3 to 52 years. For the quantitative analysis, two standardized psychological tests, Gordon Personality Profile (GPP) and Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) were administered to the respondents. A written questionnaire and a structured interview questionnaire were designed by the researcher to assess their experiences on perceived and addressed needs. Qualitative data were gathered through the conduct of one-on-one interviews of 12 respondents from among the 40 respondents, selected based on high scores on each of the Personality Traits (GPP). The findings of the study are as follows: there is a significant positive correlation between Responsibility and Nurturance Responsibility and Endurance Emotional Stability, Sociability and Nurturance. On the other hand, there is a significant negative correlation between Ascendancy and Endurance Sociability and Nurturance. The respondents' perceived needs such as greater religious commitment , faithfulness to the congregation and service were all associated with Nurturance and Endurance. The respondents try to address their perceived needs by: Renewed Service and Ministry, Prayer Life, Community Support and Commitment to Religious Life.

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Shelf Location

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

Physical Description

98 numb. leaves ; 28 cm.


Personality; Nuns; Need (Psychology); Aged; Augustinians

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