Relationship Between Personality, Misbehavior and Academic Achievement among Freshmen in a University

By Rahil Mahyuddin, Yan Li Siaw, Samsilah Roslan and Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The national educational philosophy stated that the aim of education is to produce individuals not only knowledgeable but also possessing healthy personality. It is therefore the aim of this paper to determine the relationship between personality, misbehavior and academic achievement among freshmen at a local higher educational institution. The methodology employed in this study is descriptive correlation. The sample size is 372 first year students (180 boys and 192 girls) from 12 residential colleges of the university. The Eysenck Junior Personality Inventory was utilized to measure the personality aspect. By using the pearson correlation analysis, the results showed that there were a significant negative correlation (r=-0.191, p<0.01) between the extrovert scores and academic achievement and a significant positive correlations between neurotic scores and academic achievement. Findings also show that there was no relationship between misbehavior and academic achievement.
In conclusion, the findings showed that individuals with good academic performance do not necessarily have good personality.

Keywords: Relationship, Personality, Misbehavior, Academic Achievement

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.309-316. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.135MB).

Rahil Mahyuddin

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Yan Li Siaw

Student, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Sedang, Selangor, Malaysia

Student at Universiti Putra Malaysia and currently applying to register for PhD. programme.

Dr. Samsilah Roslan

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


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