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A Study of the Relation between Personality Type and Academic Success

Drishtikon: A Management Journal

Volume 6 Issue 1

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Manisha Saxena, Dharmesh K. Mishra | Author(s) Affiliation:
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Abstract

Objective: The paper makes a humble attempt to draw a relation between personality type and academic success of students. The study proves that personality type is correlated with academic success thus emphasizing that students with a certain personality type (Conscientiousness) are geared towards academic success as compared to any other personality type. The personality types were studied on the BIG FIVE model and accordingly five hypotheses were established for the purpose. Methodology: A survey questionnaire was used to gather data on personality type under the BIG FIVE model, academic performances (Average of percentages scored in important years-10th, 12th, Graduation & PGPM, Post Graduate Program In Management Semester 1) and demographic details. The total completed responses were 162 out of 260 sent and 198 received. Findings: Conscientiousness is statistically and positively correlated to academic success.

Keywords: BIG FIVE, Personality, Academic Success, Conscientiousness, PGPM

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