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Aptitude is Not Enough: How Personality and Behavior Predict Academic Performance
Psychology Faculty Publications
  • Maureen A. Conard, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-2006
Abstract

The study investigated the incremental validity of Big Five personality traits for predicting academic criteria (college GPA, course performance) while controlling for academic ability (SAT). Results showed that conscientiousness incrementally predicted each criterion over SAT. Results also showed that behavior (attendance) incrementally predicted GPA and course performance and it mediated the relationship between conscientiousness and both academic criteria. Personality measures are promising predictors of academic outcomes and they may have usefulness in admissions and student development.

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The version posted is the author's uncorrected proof. Published in its final version as: Conard, Maureen A. "Aptitude is Not Enough: How Personality and Behavior Predict Academic Performance." Journal of Research in Personality 40.3 (2006): 339-346.

DOI
10.1016/j.jrp.2004.10.003
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Citation Information
Maureen A. Conard. "Aptitude is Not Enough: How Personality and Behavior Predict Academic Performance" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maureen_conard/6/