ERIC Number: ED198845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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General Psychology Assessment and Course Satisfaction Compared with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Whitney, Gloria D.
A study involving 211 students enrolled in eight sections of a general psychology course at Brevard Community College was conducted to determine if the course activities and testing methods were biased toward certain personality types, as defined by the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI); and to evaluate the usefulness of the MBTI as a learning activity. During the study, students were administered the MBTI and later asked to indicate the accuracy of the results and their attitudes toward the MBTI. After the students had completed the course, a correlation analysis was performed to identify the significant differences that existed in satisfaction with the course among students in nine of the 16 MBTI personality types. Course satisfaction was measured in terms of grade point average and student ratings of the course and instructor. The study report describes methodology and findings as they relate to: (1) the frequencies of the 16 MBTI types in the sample; (2) the differences between these frequencies and the normative pattern for college freshmen described by the Center for Applications of Psychological Types; (3) the differences in student achievement and course satisfaction among the personality types; (4) the differences in grades earned by students in the nine personality groups studied and the grades of students categorized as other types; and (5) student attitudes toward the MBTI and variations in these attitudes among student types. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator