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Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Vol.4, No.4, Dec. 2018, Pub. Date: Aug. 10, 2018
The Association Between Lip Print, Gender, Ethnicity and Personality Among Young Adults in University Setting: A Cross-Sectional Study
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[01] Sue Sandra Sergius, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka-Manipal Medical College (Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)), Melaka, Malaysia.
[02] Joanne Yeo Suan Hui, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka-Manipal Medical College (Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)), Melaka, Malaysia.
[03] Viriya Low Hui Jian, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka-Manipal Medical College (Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)), Melaka, Malaysia.
[04] Pravina Nair, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka-Manipal Medical College (Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)), Melaka, Malaysia.
[05] Fatehjeet Singh, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka-Manipal Medical College (Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)), Melaka, Malaysia.
Significant differences in lip prints were found in geographically distinct populations, and also in different gender and ethnicities. However, the data on the types of personality and lip prints seen in young adults are sparse. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the types of personality and the most common lip print type among young adults, and the association between gender, ethnicity and lip prints with personality along with the study of relationship between gender and ethnicity with lip prints among young adults. This cross-sectional study was carried out in a private medical college in Malaysia from April 2018 to May 2018. Lip print patterns were studied using the Suzuki and Tsuchihashi Classification whereas the socio-demographic and personality information were collected using a International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) Big-Five factor marker. The data were analyzed using the Chi-square test, unpaired T-test and ANOVA. The most common type of lip print seen in undergraduate students are Type I (40.70%) while the personality with the highest mean score is Agreeableness 25.33 (SD 5.06). There is significant association between gender and the personality domain Neuroticism (P value, 0.006), with mean score for male is 20.87 (SD 6.30) and female 17.86 (SD 7.00) respectively. There is association between ethnicity and Openness to experiences (P value, 0.003), in which the highest mean score is other ethnicities which is 26.08 (SD 6.24) whereas lowest mean score is Malay with 21.33 (SD 4.89). There is significant association between lip print and the personality domain Openness to experience (P value, 0.014), where lip print Type II shows the highest mean of 24.32 (SD 5.27). Studies on lip print patterns and personalities were done but correlative studies between lip print, gender, ethnicity and personality are limited. In this study, it is concluded that there is no association between gender, ethnicity and lip print. The most common lip print is Type I whereas the most common personality is Agreeableness. Males are more associated with the personality domain Neuroticism. Besides, there is significant association between Type II lip print and Openness to experiences.
Lip, Personality, Race, Young Adult, Survey
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