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ERIC Number: EJ875026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Personality Types and Learners' Interaction in Web-Based Threaded Discussion
Lee, JeongMin; Lee, Youngmin
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v7 n1 p83-94 2006
This study examined the effects of group composition based on the learners' personality types as measured by the Myers-Briggs type indicator as they interacted in threaded discussions. Three groups comprised introverts, extroverts, and mixed introvert-extrovert classifications. Ninety-six participants were divided into 24 groups of 4 participants each: 8 introverted, 8 extroverted, and 8 mixed. Dependent measures included number of posted messages, social, interactive, cognitive, and metacognitive interaction as measured by Henri's (1992) scheme for coding the type of interaction. Participants in the mixed and extroverted groups posted more messages than those in the introverted group. The extroverted and mixed groups' learners showed more social, interactive, and cognitive interaction than those of the introverted group. However, the mixed group showed more metacognitive interaction than that of the extroverted group. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator