Personality Type and Perceived Quality of Life of Selected College Students
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, in which many countries began implementing restrictions to control the virus. As a result, it began to disrupt the normal activities of people around the world, including college students. Limited studies have been done in relation to this topic; thus, this study aimed to determine the significant difference in the perceived quality of life of selected college students across personality types during the pandemic. This study utilized Descriptive-Evaluative and Descriptive-Comparative research designs. Researchers purposively sampled 123 respondents from eight colleges in a selected university in Silang, Cavite. Respondents answered a self-reported online questionnaire including a personality temperament test and perceived quality of life. Data were analyzed using statistical tests of Mean, Standard Deviation, and ANOVA. Results revealed that choleric has the highest frequency of 51 (41.5%) among the four-personality types. The overall perceived quality of life was fairly high, with a mean of 4.62 (SD = 1.19). The level of satisfaction that the respondents get from receiving help from friends and family was high, with the highest mean score of 5.30 (SD = 1.53). Moreover, the result showed that there is a significant difference in the perceived quality of life across personality types (p = .30). Choleric has a significantly higher perceived quality of life than Sanguine (p = .051). Among the moderating variables, none had a significant difference in the perceived quality of life of the respondents. For future studies, quality of life and personality type among college students comparing both remote learning and in-person learning can be done.
Keywords: Personality, Quality of Life, College Students