The Relationships Between Enneagram Personality Types and Conflict Problems in Male University Students Stayed in Dormitory
Introduction: In this study, it has been hypothesized that Enneagram personality typing may be important to solve the conflicts in students stayed in university dormitories. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships between Enneagram personality types and conflict problems in male students stayed in university male hostel.
Materials and Method: Two hundred forty-two students stayed in 107 rooms of male dormitory were volunteered to participate (average age=21.22 years, SD=1.32). Nile Personal Assessment Test (NPAT) and Conflict Resolution Questionnaire (CRQ) were used during study.
Results: There was a difference between rooms in which at least 50% of students have the same personality type according to NPAT and other rooms in terms of average CRQ scores. Also, in rooms in which at least 50% of students have the same personality type according to NPAT, there was no statistically significant difference in terms of average CRQ scores between students having the same personality type (majority group) and others (minority group).
Conclusion: These results suggest that Enneagram personality types are important in arrangement of groups to stay in the same room of university dormitories. Also, the grouping according to Enneagram personality types can be used in division of students in laboratory and hospital training in medical and nursing students. In each group, one personality type needs to be majority (at least 50% of all group students). These arrangements according to Enneagram personality types can increase education or training achievement in universities.