Neuroticism and "special treatment" in university examination

Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas and Furnham, Adrian. 2002. Neuroticism and "special treatment" in university examination. Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, 30(8), pp. 807-811. ISSN 03012212 [Article]

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Two intakes of first year students (N = 54 and N = 60) were given the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (Eysenck & Eysenck, 1985) soon after arriving at university. Three years later they wrote their final examinations consisting of seven three-hour papers. Results showed that students high on Neuroticism were more likely to write their examinations in the health center or to provide a doctor's note than were students low on Neuroticism. There was no difference in Extraversion, Psychoticism or Lie scale scores in their final grades.

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