The association between academic performance and the big five personality traits of batch 2015 medical students from the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) during the SY 2011-2012

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Research Project

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Community Medicine


Academic Performance, Personality, Medical Students


This study aimed to examine the relationship of the Big-Five personality traits and medical students' academic performance in the Filipino setting. A total of 270 out of 303 medical students were recruited. A quantitative survey approach was used in this study using the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP). IPIP classifies whether an individual belongs to a certain group in the Big-Five personality model, which included: extraversion, agreebleness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness. The study revealed that the findings have significant implications for educational matters. The findings reported from this study may bring a substantial understanding of the relationship between pesonality traits and academic performance (cGPA). Knowledge of this relationship is important for medical schools because academic performance may be increased through developing certain personality traits among the studens to further enhance their capabilities as future doctors.

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