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A Model of Academic, Personality, and Emotion-Related Predictors of University Academic Performance

To browse Academia. Skip to main content. By using our site, you agree to our collection of information through the use of cookies. To learn more, view our Privacy Policy. Log In Sign Up. Download Free PDF. Role of the Big Five personality traits in predicting college students' academic motivation and achievement Learning and Individual Differences, Ronald Schmeck. Meera Komarraju.

Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. Role of the Big Five personality traits in predicting college students' academic motivation and achievement. Learning and Individual Differences 19 47—52 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Learning and Individual Differences j o u r n a l h o m e p a g e : w w w.

Karau b,1, Ronald R. Finally, conscientiousness emerged as a partial mediator of the Motivation relationship between intrinsic motivation to accomplish and GPA.

These results are interpreted within the Achievement context of what educators could do to encourage and nurture student motivation and achievement. All rights reserved. Prior research has focused mostly on 1. Self-determination theory academic achievement among young students, and provides no clear and consistent evidence regarding the extent to which personality We conceptualized motivation in terms of Deci and Ryan's self- traits relate to academic motivation and achievement.

Extrinsically motivated individuals pursue educa- 1. The Big Five personality traits tion to achieve contingent goals, rather than for an intrinsic enjoyment of learning. The relative convergence by researchers on academics. Komarraju , skarau cba. Karau , rae50 siu.

Learning environments encouraging mastery foster intrinsic 2 Tel. Komarraju et al. Conscientiousness also predicts 1.

Noftle and Robins also report that Komarraju and Karau found that engagement motivation conscientiousness is the strongest predictor of academic performance, thinking and desire for self-improvement was best explained by and the other four traits have weak or mixed relationships with GPA. Similarly, achievement motiva- explained by the Big Five and intelligence Lounsbury et al. Ideally, a tribute to academic success. Personality and academic achievement traits, academic motivation, and academic achievement within the same study.

We address this gap by directly assessing the role of the Big Five The larger and richer literature on personality and academic personality traits in explaining variations in college students' motivation achievement suggests that conscientiousness has a consistently and achievement. N ranges from to As individuals high in openness Factor Predictor Beta R2 display a strong intellectual curiosity, we predicted that openness would Model 1 Three main subscales be positively related with intrinsic motivation.

Because extraverted Intrinsic motivation. Because agreeable individuals are Model 2 Seven subscales trusting, cooperative, and likely to follow academic requirements, we Intrinsic motivation to know.

The majority were freshmen agreeableness. Results The item Academic Motivations Scale AMS assesses students' motivations for attending college, and there is extensive support for 3. All items relationships to all variables.

Agreeableness were: intrinsic motivation total score. Listed model versus the control model. Conscientiousness was negatively associated with amotivation, suggesting that students who are self-disciplined are less likely to be disengaged. Finally, agreeableness was negatively associated with amotivation. Thus, disagreeable students may be more likely to display uncooperative or antisocial behavior in the classroom.

It is possible though, that the negative association between agreeableness and amotivation may be more typical of the academic Fig. Conscientiousness as a partial mediator of the relationship between intrinsic domain and less so of other behaviors, such as exercising or eating motivation to accomplish and GPA.

Teachers aware of personality differences could possibly construct amotivation scores for agreeable individuals and higher intrinsic learning environments that take advantage of students' individual motivation scores for open individuals. Neurotic individuals also strengths. Regression analyses Duckworth et al.

In To clarify the results in a more systematic manner, we conducted a fact, students could possibly develop time management and study series of simultaneous regression analyses. First, see Table 2 , we habits through frequent practice.

Indeed, Srivatsava, John, Gosling, and examined how much of the variance in academic motivation was Potter suggest that personality traits can change during young explained by the Big Five traits. Finally, for amotivation, strategies to deal with their concerns.

Of the three major types, only Medhurst, None honors. However, given that the zero-order correlation between neuroticism and GPA was essentially 3. This suggests that students with high intrinsic 4. Discussion motivation to accomplish may achieve their greater academic success by manifesting higher levels of conscientious behaviors, such as being Our results provide strong support for the role of personality traits in self-disciplined, organized, attending class, and studying systematically.

In particular, conscientiousness emerged as central to all options. First, because externally motivated students look for external three types of academic motivation, suggesting that students who are sources of support, teachers could play an active role by mentoring disciplined and organized are most likely to be motivated. Openness was such students and providing external rewards for hard work.

Second, also positively related with intrinsic motivation, suggesting that because competent students are more likely to take an intrinsic students who are intellectually curious are more likely to enjoy learning. Duckworth, A. Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals.

Self-discipline outdoes IQ in predicting on plans, providing students with multiple learning and assignment academic performance of adolescents. Dweck, C. A social-cognitive approach to motivation and options may also facilitate motivation.

Although our research highlights a number of important relation- Elliot, A. Approach and avoidance achievement goals and ships between personality, academic motivation, and academic perfor- intrinsic motivation: A mediational analysis.

Test anxiety and the hierarchical model of approach research. Elliot, A. Avoidance achievement motivation: A personal self-reported GPA to assess academic performance. Though self- goals analysis. Approach-avoidance motivation in personality: GPA e. Elliott, E. Goals: An approach to motivation and achievement. McGregor, The correlational Entwistle, N. The relationships between personality, study nature of our study also limits our ability to draw strong causal methods, and academic performance.

Experimental work that systematically exposes students Fairchild, A. Contemporary Educational future step. Farsides, T. Individual differences and undergraduate academic access state university that includes a fairly wide range of individual success: The roles of personality, intelligence, and application.

Personality and differences. Personality, cognitive ability, and beliefs about intelligence as predictors of academic performance. Personality correlates of academic seminar behavior: A programs, or professional schools. Furnham, A. Personality, needs, social skills and academic In conclusion, this study extends our understanding of the important achievement: A longitudinal study.

Personality and Individual Differences, 12, role of personality traits and motivation in explaining achievement. Grzegorek, J. Harackiewicz, J.

Determinants and motivation, and academic achievement. It provides a good foundation for consequences of achievement goals in the college classroom. Harter, S. A new self-report scale of intrinsic versus extrinsic orientation in the References classroom: Motivational and informational components. Ames, C. Achievement goals in the classroom: Students' learning Heaven, P. Attitudinal and personality correlates of achievement motivation strategies and motivational processes.

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Examining Relationships between Academic and Social Achievement Goals and Routes to Happiness

Abstract This study examined the effect of personality on academic motivation and academic performance. Participants were college students who voluntarily participated in the study. Results showed that conscientiousness predicted both of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, but openness to experience predicted only intrinsic motivation. Moreover, as expected, academic motivation mediated the relationship between openness to experience and conscientiousness with academic performance. The effect of personality traits on academic performance: The mediating role of academic motivation.

Advancing diversity and inclusion in the U. This study investigated the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations that lead different international student groups to study in American universities, in connection with their resilience in overcoming the inevitable higher education challenges. An online survey was completed by international students at three research universities. Pearson correlation coefficient analyses and independent t tests were conducted to examine the relationships among three variables—intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and resilience—along with the differences among groups. Heba immigrated to the United States in During her assistantship, she co-taught courses in multicultural and global literature.


Relationships between personality and academic motivation were examined using first-year college students. Those who were extrinsically motivated tended to be extroverted, agreeable, conscientious, and neurotic; depending on the type of extrinsic motivation.


Examining relationships between academic motivation and personality among college students

The relationships between personality traits and motivation are significant for effective learning and teaching. The main purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between personality traits and motivation levels of Turkish university students. The specific purpose of the study is to determine which personality factor predicts academic motivation to what extent. Academic Motivation Scale was developed by Valerant et al.

Original Research ARTICLE

Christopher O. Walker, Tina D. Winn, Rachel M. The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationships among social and academic achievement goals and the route to happiness selected by a sample of college students. According to Waterman there are two distinct routes to happiness: eudaimonia and hedonic enjoyment. A sample of college students completed a research packet containing an informed consent, demographics form, and three questionnaires.

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