The Big Five Personality Traits relevant to the Locus of Control among Gifted and Non-Gifted Female students

Fatema Khalf Alhoish


This study aims at identifying the big five factors: (extraversion, agreeableness, dedication, openness to experience and neuroticism), and their relation to the control center among the gifted and ordinary female students. It also aimed at revealing the nature of the correlational relationship among them. The study was carried out on a sample consisted of (158) female students of the secondary stage in Al Ahsa area (Saudi Arabia). The sample participants, which contained (48) talented and (110) ordinary students, were randomly chosen. The study applied the NEO Five-Factor Personality Inventory, and Children Control Center Inventory, after making sure of their psychometric characteristics.
The study concluded the following:
-There are statistically significant differences on the five big factors (extraversion, agreeableness dedication, openness to experience and neuroticism), between the gifted and ordinary female students, in favor of the gifted, except for the neuroticism dimension,which was in favor of non-gifted students.
-There are statistically significant differences in the control center between gifted and ordinary students, in favor of the gifted.
-Finally, there is a significant correlational relationship between the five factors, on one hand, and the control center, on the other.

الكلمات المفتاحية

Five big factors, control center, gifted, ordinary, secondary stage.

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