Daniel John K.J
Centre for Academic and Professional Support
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Bengaluru, Karnataka (India)
Indore School of Social Work
Indore, M.P. (India)
This present study which followed a descriptive approach was conducted among 80 young adults (40 males and 40 females) aged between 18 and 25yearslocated in Bangalore city, Karnataka. The major objective of the study was to explore the association between self-control and personality traits among individuals. It also aimed to assess the level of self-control among young adults, to study the socio-demographic profile of the participants, and to understand whether there is any difference in the distribution of self-control across categories of gender. The data collection was done using two standardized questionnaires, the “Self-control scale” which has 36 items and the “Neo Five-Factor Inventory” (NEO-FFI), that comprises of 60 items (12 items per domain) which is classified into five different domains. The study findings show that there is no significant difference in self-control across categories of gender, and the trait of conscientiousness was found to be the only factor that has a correlation (negative) with self-control. Since no other significant relationships could be found, the assumption that there is an association between gender and personality traits was rejected. Since young adulthood is a crucial phase in the life of a person, skills training and proper guidance could probably assist them to be a better functioning individual.