Effects Of Personality On Attitudes Toward Academic Group Work

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William R. Forrester
Armen Tashchian

Keywords

personality, group work, Neo-FFI, attitudes

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of personality on attitudes toward academic group work among a sample of 225 business students.  Data were collected using pre-existing scales for measuring personality and attitudes toward academic group work.  Specifically, the Neo-FFI scale was used to measure the five personality dimensions of openness, agreeableness, extroversion, conscientiousness and neuroticism.  Regression analysis indicated that extroversion was the best predictor of respondents’ attitudes toward academic group work.  Individuals with high extroversion scores had positive attitudes toward academic group work.  Neuroticism, agreeableness and conscientiousness were also related to respondents’ preference for group work and discomfort with group work.  Interestingly, respondents’ level of openness had no impact on any of the work group attitude variables.  

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