ERIC Number: ED045049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Student Personality Characteristics and Optimal College Learning Conditions. Final Report.
Goldberg, Lewis R.
The general purpose of this research project was to discover those personality characteristics which differentiate college students who tend to learn more effectively from one instructional format than from another. Two college courses were studied concurrently and four different teaching conditions were utilized in each course. A comprehensive battery of personality inventories was administered to each of the students, and three types of criterion measures were collected in both courses. Chapter 1 presents the problem. Chapter 2 discusses the methodology of the project and details the procedures used in the two experimental courses. Chapter 3 focuses on the main effects: those due to treatment variables (i.e., the relationships between the instructional conditions and the course outcomes) and those arising from the personality variables (i.e., the relationships between scale scores and the criterion measures). Chapter 4 presents the major trait-by-treatment interactions based upon the a priori personality scales. Chapter 5 describes the construction of new empirical interaction scales and presents the results using this strategy of scale construction. Chapter 6 reviews and discusses the major findings, and Chapter 7 summarizes the report. (Author/AF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Research Inst., Eugene.; Oregon Univ., Eugene.