Big five personality traits and academic performance in Russian universities
AbstractWe study which Big Five personality traits are associated with academic performance among a sample of Russian university students using results from the Unified State Examination (for university admissions) and their current grade point averages as measures of academic performance. We find that Introversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, and Openness to experience have observable ties to academic performance. Those results partially confirm existing international studies, but our findings are notable for the relative unimportance of conscientiousness for success in our Russian sample. We suggest that cross-cultural differences in educational environment may explain why this trait seems less obviously important in the analysis
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 10/PSY/2013.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Science, Psychology / PSY, May 2013, pages 1-13
personality traits; academic success; psychology of education; Big Five; academic performance measurement.;
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- Z - Other Special Topics
- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
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- NEP-ALL-2013-11-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2013-11-29 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-CIS-2013-11-29 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-EDU-2013-11-29 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2013-11-29 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-SOG-2013-11-29 (Sociology of Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2013-11-29 (Transition Economics)
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