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Kochergina E.V., Nye J., Orel E.A. The Big Five traits as predictors of academic achievements in university students

Full text in Russian: Кочергина Е.В., Най Дж.В.К., Орёл Е.А. Факторы «Большой пятерки» как психологические предикторы академической успеваемости у студентов вузов
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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Psychological predictors of academic achievements in university students were studied (N = 176). The aim of the study was to investigate how the Big Five personality traits contributed to different academic achievements. The Unified State Examination (USE) scores were used for evaluation of academic success prior to university admission and grade point average was used as a measure of current academic performance. Introversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism and Openness were shown to be important predictors of academic achievements in Russian university students. These results are only partially supported by the results of similar studies conducted in Western Europe and North America. Possible reasons of the above discrepancies are discussed. It is concluded that these discrepancies are due to country-specific differences in educational environment and requirements to student personality traits.

Keywords: psychology of education, personality traits, academic achievements, Big Five, academic performance measurement, academic success

 

Acknowledgements
We would like to thank Maria Yudkevich for her valuable advices in planning and doing the research. We thank her and Oleg Pol’din for providing invaluable organizational support. We also appreciate Dilyara Valeyeva for her help in collecting and analyzing experimental data.


Funding
Results of the research project “Empirical methods in comparative institutional analyses” performed within Basic Research Program of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) are used in the article.


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Received 15 September 2012. Date of publication: 20 February 2013.

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Nye John Vincent Canizares. Ph.D., Academic Supervisor, International Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 10100 Moscow, Russia.
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Orel Ekaterina A. Ph.D., Research Associate, International Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 10100 Moscow, Russia.
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Kochergina Ekaterina V. Research Assistant, International Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 10100 Moscow, Russia.
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Kochergina E.V., Nye J., Orel E.A. The Big Five traits as predictors of academic achievements in university students. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 27, p. 4. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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