A Study on Role of Big 5 Personality Traits on Social Ostracism

  • P. Manoj Kiran Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • A Thiruchelvi Associate Professor, Department of MBA, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Openness, Big five personality traits, Social Ostracism, Life Satisfaction


Social Ostracism is an act of isolation of individuals. This feeling of isolation induces feelings of negative emotions on humans. It causes anger, depression, and loneliness among people left out or deprived of social interaction. So it’s important to study the causes of Social Ostracism and its implications on life satisfaction. This study assesses the role of the Big five personality traits on Social Ostracism and the relationship between Social ostracism and life satisfaction. This study uses a convenient sampling of data of 113 individuals, both male and female. The study finds that there exists a significant relationship between personality traits and Social ostracism. Also, there exists a relation between personality traits and life satisfaction. Social Ostracism hurts life satisfaction.

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