ERIC Number: ED388927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Personality Traits of Mathematically Advanced College Students.
Spray, Kristina J.
This study examined how students with a minimum background of Calculus IV (n=17) differ from other college students (n=17) on personality traits as determined by the 16 PF, fifth edition. Significant differences were found on Factor A (Warmth), Factor B (Reasoning), Factor F (Liveliness) and Factor H (Social Boldness). Gender differences were also investigated, both within each group, and across groups. No significant differences were found between males and females in the calculus group. However, males and females in the control group significantly differed on Factor L (Vigilance) and Factor Q1 (Openness to Change). Males in the calculus group differed significantly from males in the control group on Factor F (Liveliness). Females in these two groups significantly differed on Factor A (Warmth) and Factor B (Reasoning). Contains five tables. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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