| Published: March 25, 2016
Relationship of Extroversion Dimension with Academic Performance of Medical Students
Most people know that academic performance generally refers to how well a student is accomplishing his or her tasks and studies, but there are quite a number of factors that determine the level and quality of students’ academic performance. Certainly the most well-known indicator of academic performance, grades is the student’s “score” for their classes and overall tenure. Grades are most often a tallying or average of assignment and test scores and may often be affected by factors such as attendance and instructor opinion of the student as well. Grading systems vary greatly by country and school; common scales include a percentage from 1-100, lettering systems from A-F, and grade point averages (GPA) from 0-4.0 or above. Academic Performance of medical school students is predisposed by personality dimension extroversion has been concentrated in the present study. The main objective of the study was to determine the extroversion score among the medical students and find out the correlation between extroversion and their academic performance. Participants for this study were 70 Phase-I year 1Medical Students of USM-KLE International Medical Programme Belgaum, Karnataka, India. They were selected by purposive sampling technique. Eysanck personality Inventory was administered to find out the extroversion scores among the students and these scores were compared with academic grades. For this process Carl Pearson’s Correlation coefficient method was carried out. The results reveal that there is no significant correlation between academic performance and extroversion (‘t’ Value 0.23 which is not Significant at 0.05 level of significance). Even though the personality factor extroversion has relation with the academic performance which many previous scientific researches show but the present study results of negative correlation nullifies the significance. The implication of this study was to develop an understanding and thoughtfulness among the medical students that the personality factors have an influence on their academic performance.
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© 2016 Dr. Ramyashilpa. D. Nayak
Received: December 13, 2015; Revision Received: January 12, 2016; Accepted: March 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016