The Present study intends of know the impact of Socio- Economic Status (SES) and Social
Cultural Background (SEB )on the personality of Graduate Students. The sample of study consisted of
180 graduate Students, out of which 130 were boys and 50 girls, This sample was selected from various
B.Ed. Collegeof Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Surat. “Mysore personality Inventory”
developed by Krishnan was administered to the sample, Along with the responses to this inventory,
some other information’s relating to their religion – caste and early home background, and parental
education, occupation and income were also collected from the respondents to determine their SES and
SEB. Two groups were formed among the students with regard to their SES and SCB. Further, the
obtained personality scores were subjected to `t` test Results revealed that the Graduate Students of
upper middle class and those who come from upper middle stratum of SCB have significantly higher
adjustment with the personality aspects like family emotion, reality and criminality. As far as
leadership is concerned, the students coming from upper middle stratum of SCB have higher
adjustment than their counterparts while, the students of middle class and those who come from middle
stratum of SCB have significantly higher social adjustment than their counterparts. The two groups of
SES and SCB did not differ significantly in adjustment with mood.
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