Personality in learning and education: A review

B De Raad, HC Schouwenburg

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    Abstract

    The literature relevant to the combined area of personality and education and learning is summarized, covering almost a century of research and theorizing. Different topics considered important from the aspect of education and learning or from the aspect of personality ape represented. For personality this means that broad domains such as motivation and disposition are represented, and that reference is made to topics such as achievement motivation, character education, and goal orientation. The first few decades of the century are coloured by the unitary character-derived construct persistence of motives ( Webb, 1915), which has an inherent connection to learning and education. The last three or four decades are characterized by a growing consensus in the personality field about basic constructs such as those represented by the Big-Five factors. In addition, emerging issues covering the relationship between personality and intelligence and personality, motivation, and achievement-orientation are described. This review is necessarily incomplete, but most of the central topics in the field of personality and education have been given a place.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)303-336
    Number of pages34
    JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
    Volume10
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec-1996

    Keywords

    • CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY
    • TYPICAL INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT
    • JOB-PERFORMANCE
    • 5-FACTOR MODEL
    • BIG 5
    • COLLEGE PERFORMANCE
    • TIME-MANAGEMENT
    • SELF-EFFICACY
    • SCHOOL
    • DIMENSIONS

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