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ERIC Number: EJ882401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Broad and Narrow Personality Traits of Women's College Students in Relation to Early Departure from College
Taylor, Sarah E.; Scepansky, James A.; Lounsbury, John W.; Gibson, Lucy W.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v11 n4 p483-497 2009-2010
Personality traits of coeducational students have been shown to correlate with early withdrawal intention from college (Lounsbury, Saudargas, & Gibson, 2004). The current study investigated the relationship between the Big Five personality traits as well as seven narrow personality traits in relation to withdrawal intention among 103 female students from eight women's colleges (Ridgell & Lounsbury, 2004). As predicted, Conscientiousness, Work Drive, and Sense of Identity were significantly inversely correlated with early departure intention. Three personality traits--Emotional Stability, Work Drive, and Sense of Identity--accounted for 18.3% of the variance in withdrawal intentions. Results were discussed in terms of the role personality traits may play in retention and reasons why females choose women's colleges over co-educational institutions (Langdon, 1998). (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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