ERIC Number: ED446484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Personality Characteristics Associated with Academic Achievement among Developmental College Students.
Hill, Allan B.
This study was conducted to identify the personality characteristics of high achieving developmental, or remedial, students and to discover how personality characteristics relate to academic performance among high-achieving developmental and non-developmental college students to determine if a correlation exists between personality and performance. The personality types of a sample of developmental honor society students (N=38) were compared to those of a sample of non-developmental honor society students (N=75) based on their responses to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Findings contribute to the body of research on developmental student characteristics and substantiate previous research that reports personality characteristics contribute and enhance the academic performance of developmental students. Recommendations for further research are included. Appendix A describes the MBTI personality types. Appendix B presents data on XAE Honor Society students; Appendix C, PBK Honor Society students. Appendix D contains data on the MBTI type groups. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Cognitive Development, College Students, Colleges, Developmental Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, Educationally Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Psychological Characteristics, Remedial Programs, Special Needs Students, Transitional Programs, Universities
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The Fielding Institute.