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ERIC Number: ED012494
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 22
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USEFULNESS OF PEER RATINGS OF PERSONALITY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.
SMITH, GENE M.
ALTHOUGH PEER RATINGS WERE NOT REGARDED AS VALID INDICATORS IN TEST STUDIES, THIS PROJECT DEMONSTRATES THAT PEER RATINGS OF PERSONALITY CAN BE HELPFUL IN CLARIFYING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS. TEST CONDITIONS WERE DESIGNED TO AVOID METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS. PERSONALITY VARIABLES WERE CAREFULLY ANALYZED, AND A FORCED-CHOICE PROCEDURE WAS ADOPTED. TEST SUBJECTS WERE CAPABLE OF EFFECTIVELY RATING ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE THEY INTERACTED FREQUENTLY. PEER RATINGS WERE COLLECTED BEFORE THE FIRST MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS IN ORDER TO PREVENT AN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE BIAS. THE RESULTS OF RELIABILITY AND FACTOR ANALYTIC STUDIES PERFORMED ON PEER-RATING DATA DEMONSTRATED A POSTIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS. THE STUDY SHOWS THAT PERSEVERANCE, CONSCIENTIOUSNESS, INQUISITIVENESS, RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-RELIANCE, AND ORDERLINESS ARE RELATED TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN THE POPULATION STUDIED. ALL THESE TRAITS ARE NONINTELLECTIVE CORRELATES OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS BELONGING TO THE SAME FACTOR, "STRENGTH OF CHARACTER." THIS FACTOR WAS FOUND TO HAVE THE HIGHEST PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF ALL PEER VARIABLES. (AF)
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