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Personality and intelligence as predictors of academic achievement: A cross-sectional study from elementary to secondary school

Personality and intelligence as predictors of academic achievement: A cross-sectional study from elementary to secondary school,Kaia Laidra,Helle Pull

Personality and intelligence as predictors of academic achievement: A cross-sectional study from elementary to secondary school   (Citations: 17)
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General intelligence and personality traits from the Five-Factor model were studied as predictors of aca- demic achievement in a large sample of Estonian schoolchildren from elementary to secondary school. A total of 3618 students (1746 boys and 1872 girls) from all over Estonia attending Grades 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 participated in this study. Intelligence, as measured by the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices, was found to be the best predictor of students' grade point average (GPA) in all grades. Among personality traits (measured by self-reports on the Estonian Big Five Questionnaire for Children in Grades 2 to 4 and by the NEO Five Factor Inventory in Grades 6 to 12), Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness corre- lated positively and Neuroticism correlated negatively with GPA in almost every grade. When all measured variables were entered together into a regression model, intelligence was still the strongest predictor of GPA, being followed by Agreeableness in Grades 2 to 4 and Conscientiousness in Grades 6 to 12. Interactions between predictor variables and age accounted for only a small percentage of variance in GPA, suggesting that academic achievement relies basically on the same mechanisms through the school years.
Published in 2006.
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