Personality Correlates of Academic Involvement among Secondary School Students | Original Article
The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between personality traits and academic involvement among secondary school students. The present study was designed to examine whether students study involvement is related to their personality traits or not. The hypothesis of the study stated that Neuroticism and Extraversion has a negative correlation with academic involvement Openness, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness have a positive correlation with academic involvement and there is no gender difference in the study involvement. The sample for the present study was chosen by simple random sampling method. The sample consisted of 30 female students and 30 male students (n=60) belonging to the age group of 14-15 years. NEO-FFI inventory and Study Involvement Inventory was administered to the students, with personal demographic data. The findings of the study shows that Agreeableness and conscientiousness personality traits are positively correlated with Study Involvement among male secondary school students. There is no significant relationship found between personality traits and study involvement among girls secondary school students. There is no significant gender difference in Study Involvement among secondary school students.