A quantitative analysis of the identification of personality traits in engineering students and their relation to academic performance

Camila Cárdenas Moren, Kathleen Crawford Augant, BRODERICK CRAWFORD LABRIN, RICARDO JAVIER SOTO DE GIORGIS, HANNS ANIBAL DE LA FUENTE MELLA, Álvaro Peña Fritz, Matías Valenzuela Saavedra, PAMELA HERMOSILLA MONCKTON, Lorena Álvarez Castelli

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Abstract

This study focuses on identifying personality traits in engineering students and testing whether they are related to academic performance. In addition, the importance of the personality construct in the educational and vocational training context was studied. A sample of 235 students from the Construction Engineering and Computer Engineering Schools of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso was used. Through correlation and econometrics analysis, the results obtained indicate that there is a relation between academic performance and the personality traits of extraversion, openness and conscientiousness. In addition, these results led to characterization of students based on their personality traits and provided elements that may enhance the development of an effective personality that allows students to successfully face their environment, playing an important role in the educational process.

Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Higher Education
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Academic performance
  • econometrics analysis
  • personality traits
  • process of teaching-learning
  • professional training of engineers

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