Personality predictors of academic outcomes: big five correlates of GPA and SAT scores.

  title={Personality predictors of academic outcomes: big five correlates of GPA and SAT scores.},
  author={Erik E Noftle and Richard W. Robins},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={93 1},
The authors examined relations between the Big Five personality traits and academic outcomes, specifically SAT scores and grade-point average (GPA). Openness was the strongest predictor of SAT verbal scores, and Conscientiousness was the strongest predictor of both high school and college GPA. These relations replicated across 4 independent samples and across 4 different personality inventories. Further analyses showed that Conscientiousness predicted college GPA, even after controlling for… CONTINUE READING
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