Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1888-1893

The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Nurjahan Begum, Hadeel Saleh Alsaqer.

ABSTRACT

Background: Personality traits are the relatively enduring patterns of thinking, feelings, and behaviors that differentiate people from each other. Although there are various personality assessment models, the five-factor model is by far the most widely studied and accepted model of personality. The present study aimed at assessing the effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at various colleges in Al-Ahsa region, Saudi Arabia. The study employed questionnaires for data collection. The personality traits were measured by using the Big Five Inventory questionnaire. After data were extracted, it was revised, coded, and analyzed by Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 22 (IBM, Chicago, IL). All statistical analyses were carried out using two-tailed tests. Results: A total of 381 students completed the study questionnaire whose ages ranged from 18 to 26 years old (mean age = 21.5 ± 3.9). Among the study subjects, nearly half of the students (45.9%) studied at Medical Science Colleges. Also, 260 (68.2%) students were female, 144 (37.8%) were in their first university year, while 15.7% were in their second year. As for GPA, 106 (27.8%) students had a GPA of 4.75-5.0 points, 19.9% had a GPA of 4.5-4.74 points, and 13.4% had a GPA of 3.75-4.25 points. Conclusion: In conclusion, there is a significant relationship between personality traits and students’ academic performance. The study also found gender difference as a contributing factor. Conscientiousness and openness traits were also significant, predictable variables that affect both male and female performances.

Keywords:
Personality trait, academic achievement, Big Five Inventory


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The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Nurjahan Begum
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Hadeel Saleh Alsaqer
College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Hadeel Saleh Alsaqer, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia;

Publication history
Received 26 Aug 2021
Accepted 05 Oct 2021
Published online 21 Oct 2021
Published in print 18 Nov 2021

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Begum N, Alsaqer HS. The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1888-1893. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


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Begum N, Alsaqer HS. The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=115497 [Access: January 28, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


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Begum N, Alsaqer HS. The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1888-1893. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


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Begum N, Alsaqer HS. The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited January 28, 2022]; 5(11): 1888-1893. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


Harvard Style

Begum, N. & Alsaqer, . H. S. (2021) The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (11), 1888-1893. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


Turabian Style

Begum, Nurjahan, and Hadeel Saleh Alsaqer. 2021. The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1888-1893. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


Chicago Style

Begum, Nurjahan, and Hadeel Saleh Alsaqer. "The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1888-1893. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Begum, Nurjahan, and Hadeel Saleh Alsaqer. "The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.11 (2021), 1888-1893. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


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Begum, N. & Alsaqer, . H. S. (2021) The effects of personality traits on academic achievements among university students in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1888-1893. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1629937018


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