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ERIC Number: EJ1218684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Relation of Personality to Grades and Grading in Undergraduate Peer Review
Shaw, Jenessa Louise; Cramer, Kenneth
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v12 p9-22 2019
Peer reviews offer a unique assessment of post-secondary students' writing, wherein students grade fellow students' (or peers') essay submissions according to a provided rubric. Previous research found that students' personality dimensions were related to the grades that students both gave and received through peer assessment. The present study examined the association between personality factors on grader leniency and grades received during a peer review assignment in an introductory psychology course. Participants completed an online survey to assess academic entitlement, learning/grade orientation, narcissism, and the 5-factor personality traits; these were later joined to peer review grades received and given. Results showed that rater leniency was negatively related to learning orientation, conscientiousness, and grade orientation. Moreover, the strongest predictors of grades received included academic entitlement, conscientiousness, and narcissism. Implications of these findings, plus directions for future research, are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada