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ERIC Number: ED029547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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A Four-Year Study of Personality Traits and Values of a Group of National Merit Scholars and Certificate of Merit Recipients.
Tyler, Fred T.
Data for a 4-year study of psychological traits were obtained from more than 300 male and 150 female national merit scholars and certificate of merit recipients on the Omnibus Personality Inventory, the Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Study of Values, the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, and a questionnaire. The traits included values, attitudes, and intellectual dispositions which may affect the educational process and in turn be modified by students' educational experiences. The Omnibus Personality Inventory, taken before the students entered college and again 4 years later, revealed that the students felt more socially acceptable as seniors than as freshmen, and that during the 4-year college period they tended to become more tolerant and less conventional and dependent. The Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Study of Values was administered at the end of the freshman year and again 3 years later. For both sexes, there were significant increases over the 3-year period on the Theoretic and Aesthetic scales, and significant decreases on the Economic and Religious scales. Significant changes in opinions were revealed by questionnaire results between the end of the freshman and senior years. Analyses of the results on the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, which was administered at the end of the senior year, are in progress. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for the Study of Higher Education.