Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


big five personality traits model, personality traits, test anxiety, extraversion, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness


Studies have been conducted with regards to the association of certain personality traits with test anxiety of individuals. To further explore this field of study, this research paper aims to analyze the test anxiety levels when 379 randomly selected Senior High School students of the De La Salle Medical Health and Sciences Institute (DLSMHSI) are categorized according to the Big Five Personality Traits model, identifying their dominant personality profile, assessing their test anxiety levels, and determining the relationship between their test anxiety level and personalities. Soto and John’s Big Five Inventory 2 (BFI-2, 2017) measured the student's personality based on the Big Five model, whereas Nist and Diehl’s Test Anxiety Questionnaire (1990) determined mild or severe test anxiety. The results revealed that Agreeableness had the highest frequency, meanwhile Extraversion was the least frequent type. It was also found that agreeableness was the most dominant and Neuroticism was the least prominent personality profile. Data analysis showed that although not all are balanced, the students possibly experience a healthy level of stress and tension based on their test anxiety level as well. Moreover, with a p-value <0.001, findings indicated significant statistical difference in the test anxiety level of the students according to their personalities and lastly, analysis resulted in weak positive correlation between personalities and test anxiety levels with a value of r = .128. As for recommendations, more in-depth research on this area of study, incorporation of the participants’ demographic profile to widen the scope, and collection of data near an examination schedule were suggested to name a few.

First Advisor

Marc Jeffrey P. Sioco