Inter-Generational Study on the Relationship of Personality Disorders of Adults, their Fathers and Grandfathers

    Maryam Batool(1), Muhammad Naveed Riaz(2*), Naila Batool(3)

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the relationship between personality disorders (PDs) among adults, their fathers and grandfathers and to explore the inter-generational differences (between these three generations) on PDs.  

Study type settings & duration: This cross-sectional study had been conducted in Mandi-Bahuddin city of Pakistan and was completed from March 2016 to April 2017.

Methodology: Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire used for data collection from 300 participants including adults, their fathers and grandfathers.

Results: Findings indicate that significant positive correlation among adults, their fathers and grandfather PDs.

Conclusion: There is significant positive correlation in PDs among three generations and results also indicated that PDs shift from one generation to another that shows genetic factors play significant role in development of PDs.

Keywords: Personality disorders, adults, fathers, grandfathers

(1) Department of Psychology, University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Sargodha
(2) Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha
(3) Department of Development Studies, Karakorum International University, Hunza Campus, Gilgit-Baltistan
(*) Corresponding Author
Published
2021-01-28
How to Cite
Maryam Batool, Muhammad Naveed Riaz, & Naila Batool. (2021). Inter-Generational Study on the Relationship of Personality Disorders of Adults, their Fathers and Grandfathers. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, 58(4), 135-140. Retrieved from https://pjmr.org.pk/index.php/pjmr/article/view/126