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Study of Impact of Personality Traits on Academic Performance of Management Students

Journal of Organisation and Human Behaviour

Volume 7 Issue 4

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Dur Khan | Author(s) Affiliation: University of Mumbai, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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The purpose of this study is to understand how big five personality traits, namely extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experience influence academic performance of MBA students. A primary study on a sample of 706 MBA students from different management institutes of Mumbai region is conducted. Two academic metrics; Percentage of marks secured in Graduation and Percentage of marks secured in MBA first year were considered for analysing academic performance. T-test and Mann Whitney U test were used to analyse the data. Conscientiousness strongly influenced academic success for both the measures of academic performance. Extraversion and Agreeableness also had considerable impact on academic performance considering graduation percentage. However, impact of Emotional stability and Openness to experience on academics was not observed in this research.

Keywords: Personality Traits, Academic Performance, MBA Students

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