The relationship of personality, study practice and learning environments on excelent engineering students

Sílvia Monteiro, Leandro Almeida, José Cruz, Amanda Franco


In the present study, a group of high-achieving students is characterized, and the relationship between personality traits, study practices and learning environments is explored.  Thirty three engineering students with outstanding academic achievement were assessed using a mixed method approach, consisting of a semi-structured interview and two questionnaires: the NEO-PI-R (Portuguese version) and the Study Skills Scale. The resulting data indicates a convergence between qualitative and quantitative data, associating study practices with personality traits, namely consciousness and deep approach to learning and learning motivation. Participants also revealed to be work oriented, self-disciplined, determined and highly involved with their academic work.



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