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Effect of Personality on Program Choice and Likelihood of Retention in a College Setting

Research Theme
Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities
Lead Researcher
Dr. Jennifer Davis
Duration of Project
Shaylene Wall
Project Description

Our previous research established that the incoming students at Lethbridge College self-assort into different programs based partly on personality. This study combined previous data, collected in 26 different Lethbridge College programs, with data from a final pre-graduation personality assessment. These results allowed us to assess whether a person’s goodness of fit to the personality of their program affects their likelihood of completing their program and assess the degree to which participation in a specific academic program changes a students’ personality over time.