Using Personality and Cognitive Ability to Predict Academic Achievement in a Young Adult Sample
Personality and Individual Differences
This study examined the relationship between cognitive ability, personality, and academic achievement in post-secondary students, using latent variable models. Testing both simple and complex relationships, we found that cognitive ability and personality predicted reading achievement independently, but that they interact when predicting math achievement – at least in the Conscientiousness and Openness to Experience domains.
Five Factor Model; Academic achievement; University students; Latent variable model; Cognitive ability
Beaujean, A., Firmin, M., Attai, S., Johnson, C., Firmin, R., & Mena, K., (2011). Using personality and cognitive ability to predict academic achievement in a young adult sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 709-714.