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ERIC Number: ED074750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 45
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Personality Characteristics and Performance on Computer Assisted Instruction and Programmed Text.
Blitz, Allan N.; Smith, Timothy
An empirical study investigated whether personality characteristics have a bearing on an individual's success with particular modes of instruction, in this case, computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and the programed text (PT). The study was developed in an attempt to establish useful criteria on which to base a rationale for choosing suitable modes of instruction for different students. Fifty-one third-year dentistry students were enrolled in a required oral pathology course that had been specifically adapted for either CAI or PT. The students were divided into two groups and during the semester studied a combination of the two modes. Three separate analyses were conducted to measure the variety of Aptitude-Treatment Interactions (ATI) within and between the groups. The results indicated disordinal ATI for the personality characteristics of deference, order, and aggression with some ordinal effects for endurance and nurturance. The ATI effects were clearly a function of personality measures and not academic aptitude. (MC)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)