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ERIC Number: ED502655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Psychological Type and Undergraduate Student Achievement in Pharmacy Course in Military Medical University
Shi, Ru; Shan, Shou-qin; Tian, Jian-quan
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v4 n9 p20-24 Sep 2007
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was given to 264 students in an undergraduate Pharmacy course at a military medical university. Selected MBTI personality types were compared for achievement in the course using a t-test to compare total points earned. High grades were earned by students stronger in the traits of introversion (I) and judgment (J), whereas the extraverted (E) and perceptive (P) types had the lowest grades and dropped out of the course in the largest numbers. When combinations of MBTI types were compared, the highest grades were earned as follows: IJ greater than SJ greater than ST greater than IS (S: Sensing; T: Thinking; J: Judgment). This ranking indicates that a sensing personality also has a strong relationship to achievement in this pharmacy course when it is combined with judgment, thinking. Instructors and students need to be aware of the relationship between personality and learning so that they can modify their teaching style and learning behavior to enhance academic achievement. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator