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ERIC Number: EJ905776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Do Personality and Learning Climate Predict Competence for Learning? An Investigation in a Greek Academic Setting
Ntalianis, Filotheos
Learning and Individual Differences, v20 n6 p664-668 Dec 2010
The effects of personal characteristics (e.g. personality, aptitude, gender) on student performance, such as Grade Point Average (GPA) and course grades, have been systematically researched, with the emphasis being mainly on outcomes rather than the processes leading to them. The purpose of this paper is to shift the focus to students' perceived competence for learning and examine how this is affected by personality characteristics and learning climate. Data were collected from students enrolled in an elective economics course at a Greek public university. Results indicated that all Big Five traits, except emotional stability, and learning climate were significantly related to students' perceived learning competence. Finally, only conscientiousness interacted with learning climate to predict learning motivation. Limitations and future research initiatives are discussed in light of these findings. (Contains 1 figure and 5 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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Identifiers - Location: Greece