Title

The Effect of Jung Typology Test Personality Types on Perceived Acne vulgaris Severity in High School Students

Author(s)

Linnea Bacon

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that affects adolescents and even some adults by causing pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and inflamed patches of skin to appear on the face, chest, and back. It is one of the conditions that occupies the time of dermatologists the most and has been shown to have psychological effects on adolescents that have acne. The purpose of this research was to determine whether a teenager’s personality type, according to the Jung Typology Test, affected how severe they perceived their acne to be. In determining this, one could see what personality types perceive their acne to be more severe, which could cause greater psychological issues such as depression. Twenty participants were asked to take the Jung Typology Test on their personal laptops and afterwards were asked to fill out a survey. This survey instructed the students to indicate the four letter personality type given to them and rate from one to four how severe they perceived their acne to be. Two way ANOVA tests were performed by allocating numbers for each letter in a personality category. The two way ANOVA tests showed no significant differences in the perceived acne vulgaris severity between Extrovert and Introvert F(1,18)=1.11, p=0.3065, Sensing and Intuition F(1,18)=2.70, p=0.1177, Thinking and Feeling F(1,18)=0.18, p=0.6801, and Judging and Perceiving F(1,18)=0.01, p=0.9181. In conclusion, there was no correlation between how severe students perceived their acne vulgaris to be and their personality type.

Start Date

4-11-2015 9:15 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 9:30 AM

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The Effect of Jung Typology Test Personality Types on Perceived Acne vulgaris Severity in High School Students

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that affects adolescents and even some adults by causing pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and inflamed patches of skin to appear on the face, chest, and back. It is one of the conditions that occupies the time of dermatologists the most and has been shown to have psychological effects on adolescents that have acne. The purpose of this research was to determine whether a teenager’s personality type, according to the Jung Typology Test, affected how severe they perceived their acne to be. In determining this, one could see what personality types perceive their acne to be more severe, which could cause greater psychological issues such as depression. Twenty participants were asked to take the Jung Typology Test on their personal laptops and afterwards were asked to fill out a survey. This survey instructed the students to indicate the four letter personality type given to them and rate from one to four how severe they perceived their acne to be. Two way ANOVA tests were performed by allocating numbers for each letter in a personality category. The two way ANOVA tests showed no significant differences in the perceived acne vulgaris severity between Extrovert and Introvert F(1,18)=1.11, p=0.3065, Sensing and Intuition F(1,18)=2.70, p=0.1177, Thinking and Feeling F(1,18)=0.18, p=0.6801, and Judging and Perceiving F(1,18)=0.01, p=0.9181. In conclusion, there was no correlation between how severe students perceived their acne vulgaris to be and their personality type.