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Accordance between enneagram and ten-item personality inventory with correspondence analysis and social relationship status among university students from Turkey

Author Affiliations

  • 1Izmir K&atip Celebi University, Medical Faculty, Public HealthDepartment, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2Family Medicine Specialist, Kurtulus Family Health Center, Eskisehir, Turkey

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 1-10, January,14 (2019)


Purpose of the study was to determine of the effects of personality types on World Health Organisation Quality of Life-Bref (WHOQOL-Bref) Social Domain and Social relationships, in addition, to explore of accordance between Enneagram types and Ten-Item Personality Inventory (TIPI) types with Correspondence Analysis among the students who are studying at health-related schools of the university in Western Turkey. This is a descriptive study. It was realized between January and June 2015 about the university students. The questionnaire form, and Enneagram test, and TIPI were applied to the study group. The quality of life social domain scores were determined with WHOQOL-BREF. Qui Square, Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis test were used for statistical analysis. The relationship between Enneagram and TIPI was evaluated with correspondence analysis. Statistical analyses were made with SPSS version 22.0. Values of p<0.05 were considered for statistical significance. The study group consisted of 307 students. Female frequency was 65.8% (n: 202). According to Correspondence Analysis; The accordance between the two personalities (respectively; Enneagram - TIPI) were observed as follows: "Type-1: Agreeableness", and "Type-1: Conscientiousness", and "Type-2: Agreeableness", and "Type-2: Conscientiousness", and "Type-8: Openness to experiences" in males, and "Type-2: Neuroticism", and "Type-3: Neuroticism", "Type-3: Agreeableness", and "Type-4: Neuroticism", and "Type-4: Agreeableness", "Type-8: The challenger-Agreeableness" in females. In females, WHOQOL Bref Social Domain Scores were lower in Type 4 and Type 8 Enneagram types than the other types (for each one, p<0.05). According to these results; It is recommended that the using the Enneagram together with TIPI in personality analysis of the university students in guidance services.


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