Study of the Relationship between Personality Traits and Academic Performance of Health Science Students

  • Devashree Nikose 1MBBS Student, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur.
  • Suresh Chari Director of Research and Medical Education Technology Unit, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur.
  • Madhur Gupta Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur.
Keywords: High Achievers, Moderate Achievers, Low Achievers.

Abstract

Background: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between various personality traits and academic performance of undergraduate health science students.

Materials & Methods: A total of 400 medical, dental, physiotherapy and nursing students participated in this study. The instrument was “Big Five Inventory Questionnaire”. The questionnaire was validated. The data was collected and analyzed using STATA software.

Results: The findings of the study did not shows any correlation between all the personality traits (Openness, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Neurotism).

Conclusion: Personality traits does not influence academic performance.

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Published
2018-03-21
How to Cite
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Nikose D, Chari S, Gupta M. Study of the Relationship between Personality Traits and Academic Performance of Health Science Students. IABCR [Internet]. 21Mar.2018 [cited 22Jul.2018];4(1):178-81. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/303