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The Influence of Personality Traits and Motivational Factors in Predicting Students Academic Achievement.

Lumanisa, Angelica (2015) The Influence of Personality Traits and Motivational Factors in Predicting Students Academic Achievement. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Research has shown that non intellective factors also contribute to academic performance (Poropat, 2009). A study was carried out whereby the big five personality traits (Openness to New Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism) and motivational factors (intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation) where investigated to detect if they predicted positive academic results and to what extent. 199 participants completed a questionnaire measuring the big five traits levels, motivational style and academic performance. The study showed a positive relationship between conscientiousness, openness to experience, extraversion and an extrinsic motivational style in predicting academic performance. The results indicated there is more research to be done on the area of personality traits, motivational styles and academic performance. Applications for this study can be used at a secondary school level, post-secondary school and at a government level.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 09:15
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 09:16
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1963

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