Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Daniel C. Robinson

Abstract

This research examined aspects of Myers-Briggs® (MBTI®) preferences and academic success in the first college semester. Precollege characteristics of ACT and class rank, academic performance during the first semester of college, and MBTI preference were analyzed for their significance among students within a learning community at a Midwest research university, fall 2004 to fall 2011. Statistical analyses were completed to determine if there is a relationship between type preference and academic success. ENFP, the preference for Extraverted Intuition with Feeling and Perceiving, was the most frequent type preference for students in the sample. ENFP was found to negatively relate to first-semester grade point for the research population and two cohorts. Identifying a trend toward specific type preferences related to academic achievement may provide support for the student population and enhance retention interventions

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-4831

Copyright Owner

Debra K Sanborn

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

195 pages

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