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Comparison between the Personality Dimensions of Delinquents and Non-Delinquents of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan

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This study was an attempt to find out the comparison between the personality dimensions of delinquents and non delinquents of Khyber Pukhtonkhwa (KPK). Eysenck personality Questionnaire (junior) (Urdu Version 2007) was administered on the sample of 400 (Delinquents = 200, non-delinquents = 200). Delinquents were the inmates in different jails of KPK while non-delinquents
were the students of different colleges of KPK. It was hypothesized that the delinquents will score higher on all the four dimensions of Eysenck personality scale as compared to non delinquents. Findings of the study confirmed the said hypothesis. It was proved that delinquents have higher scores of psychoticism, neuroticism, extraversion, and lie as compared to non-delinquents. The findings of this study can help the parents, teachers, and the law departments to focus on the construction of healthy personality so that the rate of crimes among adolescents can be minimized.

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Khan, S. (2014) Comparison between the Personality Dimensions of Delinquents and Non-Delinquents of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 135-138. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.25027.

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