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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PERSONALITY TRAITS AND NONTECHNICAL SKILLS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

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2014
Abstract/Description:
Previous research established that traditional indicators of academic achievement, such as GPA, serve as insufficient predictors of success outside the academic environment. Employers find many graduates ill-prepared for the expectations of the corporate world because they lack skills such as creativity and critical thinking. The present study explores the relationship among personality, creativity, and critical thinking. Identifying personality traits that correlate with the presence of creativity and critical thinking may help employers identify job candidates who possess these much desired skills. In this study, 97 participants completed the NEO PI-R as a measure of personality, the Cornel Critical Thinking Test, and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking. Like previous research findings openness to experience was significantly related to creativity, including a majority of its facets as well. Facets of agreeableness also had significant relationships to creativity.
Title: EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PERSONALITY TRAITS AND NONTECHNICAL SKILLS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS.
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Name(s): Doyle, John, Author
Whitten, Shannon, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Previous research established that traditional indicators of academic achievement, such as GPA, serve as insufficient predictors of success outside the academic environment. Employers find many graduates ill-prepared for the expectations of the corporate world because they lack skills such as creativity and critical thinking. The present study explores the relationship among personality, creativity, and critical thinking. Identifying personality traits that correlate with the presence of creativity and critical thinking may help employers identify job candidates who possess these much desired skills. In this study, 97 participants completed the NEO PI-R as a measure of personality, the Cornel Critical Thinking Test, and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking. Like previous research findings openness to experience was significantly related to creativity, including a majority of its facets as well. Facets of agreeableness also had significant relationships to creativity.
Identifier: CFH0004651 (IID), ucf:45298 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-08-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): nontechnical skills
creativity
critical thinking
personality
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004651
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Host Institution: UCF

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