Relationship Between The Big Five Personality Traits And Academic Motivation

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Running head: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY 1 The Relationship Between the Big Five Personality Traits and Academic Motivation 13366876 School of Psychology Bond University THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY 2 The Relationship Between the Big Five Personality Traits and Academic Motivation: A Review of Personality and Individual Differences In this article, much is explained about the different learning styles, ways of achievement, and thinking patterns each individual has, but the main focus of it is on the academic motivation of the individual in predicting success. The article compares this with the big five personality traits, which are: neuroticism, extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. The importance of this article was to see how a certain academic environment could affect a students’ learning experience or motivation to succeed. According to Abouserie (1995), students’ self-esteem has a significant effect on the way they deal with information and with learning situations. Perfectionism can heavily affect an individual as well. Fletcher and Neumeister (2012) stated that some gifted students have impossible standards for achievement and extreme reactions to academic failure, which heavily effects academic motivation and success because self-esteem will diminish if a perfectionist fails. This shows how motivation is parallel with self-esteem, in that they work together. Weiten described
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