ERIC Number: ED026267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Verbal-Numerical Achievement in a Required College Physical Science Course and Some Personality Correlates.
Saunders, Walter Lane
Investigated was the relationship between selected personality traits and specific aspects of academic achievement for non-science majors enrolled in college physical science. Personality was assessed with the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) and academic achievement from subjects' performance on the examinations regularly administered for grading purposes in the course. Two aspects of academic achievement were measured by classifying all examination questions as either numerical (if mathematics was a necessary requisite in selecting the correct response to an item) or verbal (all others). Data indicated that personality and achievement in physical science were related. For males, five CPI scales correlated with physical science achievement; four CPI scales related to verbal achievement and one to numerical achievement. For females, eleven significant correlation coefficients occurred between CPI scales and achievement; six related to verbal achievement and five to numerical achievement. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, College Science, Mathematics, Personality Studies, Physical Sciences, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Psychological Inventory