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Moderating effect of self-determination in the relationship between Big Five personality and academic performance
Mingming Zhou
2015-11-01
Source PublicationPersonality and Individual Differences
ABS Journal Level3
ISSN0191-8869
Volume86Pages:385-389
Abstract

Previous studies have shown that both personality and motivation are important factors in student academic performance. This study examined how the interactions between the Big Five personality traits and self-determination motivation orientations affect students' academic performance. The hypotheses were empirically tested using cross-sectional data collected from 249 primary school students in China. The correlation analysis found that self-determined motivation and four of the five personality traits (not emotional instability) were significantly positively related to academic performance in English. The hierarchical regression analysis revealed that, after controlling for gender, openness to new experience and conscientiousness both positively predicted English performance. Significant interaction effects were found between agreeableness and self-determined motivation, and between conscientiousness and self-determined motivation. However, conscientiousness and agreeableness only positively predicted academic performance when the student's self-determined motivation was low.

KeywordAcademic Performance Chinese Children Personality Self-determination
DOI10.1016/j.paid.2015.07.005
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Social
WOS IDWOS:000360255000067
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorMingming Zhou
AffiliationFaculty of Education,University of Macau,,Taipa, Macau SAR,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Mingming Zhou. Moderating effect of self-determination in the relationship between Big Five personality and academic performance[J]. Personality and Individual Differences,2015,86:385-389.
APA Mingming Zhou.(2015).Moderating effect of self-determination in the relationship between Big Five personality and academic performance.Personality and Individual Differences,86,385-389.
MLA Mingming Zhou."Moderating effect of self-determination in the relationship between Big Five personality and academic performance".Personality and Individual Differences 86(2015):385-389.
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