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Study of Personality Traits for University Students by Egogram Analysis

Volume 9 - Issue 3

Tomohiro Yokoyama1* and Hiroshi Bando2

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    • 1Department of Advanced Technology and Science, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
    • 2Tokushima University and Medical Research, Tokushima, Japan

    *Corresponding author: Hiroshi BANDO, Department of Advanced Technology and Science, Tokushima University, Nakashowa 1-61, Tokushima 770-0943, Japan

Received: September 25, 2018;   Published: September 27, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001797

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Abstract

Background: Transactional analysis (TA) was developed by Berne and Dusey, and egogram analysis has been performed for long. It has 5 egos including Critical Parent (CP), Nurturing Parent (NP), Adult (A), Free Child (FC) and Adapted Child (AC) and has been utilized in Japan as Tokyo University Egogram (TEG). Authors have continued to educate university students concerning egogram for years. The lecture has been useful and significant for their psychological development in adolescence period.

Protocol and Results: Enrolled subjects were 250 university students. They answered TEG questionnaire, calculated and discussed the personality trait. TEG has 29 typical personality pattern which is acceptable in Japan. We analyzed the results of 250 cases. There are six types with higher prevalence in the students than the standard value. They are a) dependent 10.0%, b) hot-tempered 13.2%, c) conflict 6.0%, d) good-hearted 6.8%, e) playboy 4.4%, f) pessimism 6.8%.

Discussion and Conclusion: From the point of 5 egos, possible reason for higher ratio was speculated. Some trends were found including low A, CP> NP, AC> FC, in relation to current way of thinking in young generation. This result would become the basic data and would develop further research in this psychological field.

Keywords: Egogram; Personality; Tokyo University Egogram (TEG); Transactional Analysis (TA)

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