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dc.contributor.author Corcoran, Roisin P.
dc.contributor.author O'Flaherty, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-08T16:03:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-08T16:03:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5387
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: The purpose of this 3-year longitudinal study was to examine pre-service teachers' personality trajectories as measured by the IPIP Big-Five factor markers during teacher preparation. The relationship between students' personality traits, social desirability, and prior academic attainment was also examined.Method: This 3-year longitudinal study invited participants from the first year of a 4 year undergraduate (UG) pre-service teacher education program, the class of 2017. The sample consisted of 305 students.Results: The results suggest that extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience were best represented by a nonsignificant longitudinal change in means. Results also suggest that social desirability predicts agreeableness and emotional stability with small to moderate effect sizes. Conclusion: The studyConclusion: The study concludes that no value is added to pre-service teachers' personality traits during 3 years of tertiary education. Furthermore, the data presented does not support the view that academic attainment is a good predictor of personality traits. Implications for educational research, theory, and practice are considered. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers Media en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in Psychology;7, article 1677
dc.rights This Document is Protected by copyright and was first published by Frontiers. All rights reserved. it is reproduced with permission. en_US
dc.subject personality traits en_US
dc.subject IPIP Big-Five factor markers en_US
dc.subject latent growth curve analysis en_US
dc.subject academic attainment en_US
dc.subject social desirability en_US
dc.title Personality development during teacher preparation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-12-08T15:56:17Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01677
dc.contributor.sponsor American Psychological Association Division en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2693022
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Frontiers in psychology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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