The Big Five Personality Dimensions and the Process of Institutional Departure.

@article{Okun1998TheBF,
  title={The Big Five Personality Dimensions and the Process of Institutional Departure.},
  author={Okun and Finch},
  journal={Contemporary educational psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={233-56}
}
  • Okun, Finch
  • Published 1998 in Contemporary educational psychology
This study investigated the role of the "Big Five" personality dimensions in the dynamics of institutional departure in a convenience sample of 240 first-time, first-semester students enrolled in Introduction to Psychology at a large southwestern state university. Of the "Big Five" dimensions (agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, and openness to experience), structural equation modeling revealed that conscientiousness exhibited the largest total effect on institutional… CONTINUE READING