The Effects of Parental Attachment on Personality Traits

  • Fatahyah Yahya Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Mohd Imamuddin Nahar Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Ahmad Tarmizi Talib Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Sarjit Singh Darshan Singh Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Abdul Hakim Mohad Universiti Islam Sains Malaysia
  • Nur Ayuni Mohd Isa Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Muhammad Jazlan Ahmad Khiri Universiti Malaysia Sarawak


This study aims to identify parental attachment's effects on trainee counsellors' personality traits in the Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS. This research adopted a correlational research design. The respondents were 209 trainee counsellors from the Counselling Program, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS. Two questionnaires were used in this study: The Inventory of Parents and Peer Attachment (IPPA) and the Big Five Personality. The findings indicated a significant relationship between Parents Communication, Attachment and Extraversion and the Agreeableness Trait of Personality. It also showed a significant relationship between Parents Communication Attachment and Extraversion, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness. We also found a significant relationship between Parents' Alienation Attachment and Conscientiousness, Neuroticism and Openness. The study informs society about the need to increase awareness about the importance of knowing attachment styles and personality traits as both impact individuals' lives..



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How to Cite
Yahya, F., Nahar, M. I., Talib, A. T., Darshan Singh, S. S., Mohad, A. H., Mohd Isa, N. A., & Ahmad Khiri , M. J. (2021). The Effects of Parental Attachment on Personality Traits. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 7(1), 157-174.