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Birds of a feather: Students’ preferences for lecturers’ personalities as predicted by their own personality and learning approaches

Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Furnham, Adrian; Christopher, Andrew; Garwood, Jeanette and Martin, G. Neil. 2008. Birds of a feather: Students’ preferences for lecturers’ personalities as predicted by their own personality and learning approaches. Personality and Individual Differences, 44(4), pp. 965-976. ISSN 01918869 [Article]

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Four-hundred and twenty-four students completed the Big Five (NEO-FFI: Costa & McCrae, 1992) and approaches to learning (Study Process Questionnaire: Biggs, 1987) scales, and rated the personality facets they desired in a good lecturer/professor. In general, students tended most to prefer lecturers who were emotionally stable (low in Neuroticism) and conscientious. However, correlations between students’ and their preferred lecturers’ personality characteristics revealed that students tended to prefer lecturers similar to themselves in all personality traits except Neuroticism, and particularly for Openness and Conscientiousness. Personality variables showed consistent incremental validity over age and gender in predicting students’ preferences, whereas learning approaches provided very modest additional information. Implications and recommendations for future studies are discussed.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2007.10.032

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2008Published

Item ID:

5031

Date Deposited:

01 Mar 2011 14:42

Last Modified:

06 Jun 2016 15:38

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5031

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