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Woods, Stephen A.; Patterson, Fiona C.; Koczwara, Anna; Sofat, Juilitta A. – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2016
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of personality traits of the Big Five model on training outcomes to help explain variation in training effectiveness. Design/Methodology/ Approach: Associations of the Big Five with self-reported learning following training were tested in a pre- and post-design in a field sample of junior…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Models, Learning Processes, Training
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Ramirez R., Enrique – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2016
The purpose of this study is to assess how studying abroad impacts the development of intercultural competence and the moderating role of student's personality. This research uses a pre-post design with a sample of 264 undergraduate students from four Colombian universities; it includes a group of students who participated in a one semester…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Study Abroad, Personality
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Wiens, Peter D.; Ruday, Sean – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In the studied university, a recurring discussion among preservice teachers centers around whether good teachers are born or made. Scott and Dinham (2008) examined this issue and found that many preservice teachers believe that some people are born to be good teachers and that this is a genetic trait. Darling-Hammond (2006), however, argues that…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics, Preservice Teacher Education
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Michalica, Kerri; Hunt, Harry – Creativity Research Journal, 2013
This study examined the commonalities and the differences between creativity and the schizophrenia spectrum. The variables measured were creativity, schizotypy, absorption, mystical experiences, spatial ability, balance, positive and negative presence, and neuroticism. Three community groups were recruited: 31 artists, 10 people with…
Descriptors: Creativity, Schizophrenia, Experience, Spatial Ability
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Khodadady, Ebrahim; Zabihi, Reza – English Language Teaching, 2011
This study reports the performance of 419 undergraduate and graduate students on three questionnaires addressing their biodata, social and cultural capitals and personality factors. The statistical analysis of the students' diploma Grade Point Averages (GPAs) and monthly family income (MFI) showed that the GPAs and MFIs of students majoring in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Personality Traits, Grade Point Average, Family Income