Is personality related to college success? If so, how?


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Is personality related to college success? If so, how?

  • Is personality related to college success? If so, how?

  • Are there different types of intelligence? What are your strengths?

  • How do you learn best?

  • Do rewards increase your motivation? Why or why not?



How can thinking positively and productively contribute to your success?

  • How can thinking positively and productively contribute to your success?

  • What “needs” must be met before you can reach your potential?

  • How can others help you get and stay motivated?



Research Question:

  • Research Question:

  • Do personality and behavior impact student success in college?









While we can’t easily change our personality, we can change our behaviors

  • While we can’t easily change our personality, we can change our behaviors

  • Engage in behaviors that are consistent with someone who is conscientious- such as attending class!



Take the Big Five Personality Inventory (Goldberg, 1992)

  • Take the Big Five Personality Inventory (Goldberg, 1992)





Verbal/linguistic

  • Verbal/linguistic

  • Logical/mathematical

  • Visual-spatial

  • Bodily/kinesthetic





Both theories encourage us to look at intelligence from a broad perspective

  • Both theories encourage us to look at intelligence from a broad perspective

  • Focus is on your strengths







You can learn regardless of whether teaching style matches your learning style

  • You can learn regardless of whether teaching style matches your learning style





  • What student characteristics predict success in an on-line class?







Self-discipline and motivation are important whether it’s an on-line or in person class!

  • Self-discipline and motivation are important whether it’s an on-line or in person class!



MOTIVATION!

  • MOTIVATION!





  • Our behaviors are motivated by consequences. We’ll keep doing behaviors if rewarded.



Use tangible (paychecks, grades) and social (praise, smiles) rewards







  • Your belief in your ability to complete tasks successfully.



  • Everyone wants to succeed and can do so if their basic needs are met.





  • We are social creatures and our relationships with others significantly impact our motivation.




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