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The Conscientiousness and Neuroticism traits: How those personalities are related to academic success among undergraduate students

Caetano, Andre Avelino (2022) The Conscientiousness and Neuroticism traits: How those personalities are related to academic success among undergraduate students. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Personality is the set of a person's behavioural and cognitive characteristics that develop in the home and educational environment. Based on the five factors, the Big Five personality traits seeks to analyze the dimensions of each personality trait of an individual. (Conscientiousness, Openness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism). Conscientiousness and Neuroticism have shown opposite results in various surveys related to academic performance. A quantitative study aimed to investigate whether levels of Conscientiousness and Neuroticism are associated with academic performance and success. Two questionnaires were administrated to participants (n=49). First, the BFI-44 Questionnaire was applied to measure the students' levels of Conscientiousness and Neuroticism. Second, the ASCIS was applied to measure the academic success (general skills) of the students. Findings from two multiple regression analyses revealed that students with higher levels of Conscientiousness were correlated with higher grades and higher levels of academic skills. Neuroticism has shown a nonsignificant and weak correlation to academic performance and success. Furthermore, findings from a Pearson’s correlation revealed that higher levels of academic skills were correlated to higher grades. The findings of this study can benefit the educational sector and the psychological
field in terms of student assessment.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality; BFI; ASICS; academic performance; academic success
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2022 16:41
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 16:53
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5622

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