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This study was carried out with the aim of investigating the relationship between personality traits and situational anxiety about marriage in young people at the age of marriage. Correlational- descriptive research design used for this study. 50 young adults between 19 and 35 years residing in Tehran, after receiving information about research goals and giving their consent to participation, completed the NEO Five-Factor Inventory and situational anxiety questionnaire. Multiple correlation and multiple regression matrices used for analyzing the obtained data. The results indicated a positive correlation between situational anxiety and neuroticism (N), and a significant negative relationship between situational anxiety and extraversion (E), openness (O), agreeableness (A), and conscientiousness (C). Thus, the personality traits (OCEAN) were able to predict situational anxiety in young people at the age of marriage.
Keywords: personality traits, situational anxiety, marriage
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