ERIC Number: ED390001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
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Type T Personality and Learning Strategies.
Knutson, Kari A.; Farley, Frank
Type T personality is a personality dimension which characterizes individuals along a continuum ranging from those who are stimulated by risk-taking, stimulation-seeking and thrill-seeking (Big T) to those who are risk, stimulation, and thrill-avoiding (Little t). This study was designed to assess the relationship between Type T personality and the use of learning strategies. Because the use of learning strategies has been demonstrated to impact educational achievement, there are educational implications for this research. A sample of college students (n=256) was administered a measure of Type T personality and a measure of learning strategy use. Results did not indicate that Big T and Little T use of learning strategies was related to academic achievement, but did suggest that differences exist in strategy use in the short-term versus the long-term. Study results provided a clearer picture of females than males. Finally, factor and regression analysis resulted in the identification of Big T and Little t profiles of learning strategy use. Educational implications are offered. Five tables account for approximately one-third of the document. (Author/JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Type T Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).