Personality traits and academic performance in statistics among business students of Kampala International University Main Campus

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This study examined the effect of personality on academic performance. Participants were Business students of Kampala international university who voluntarily participated in the study. They were asked to complete a personality questionnaire (NEO-FFI); academic performance was measured in term of marks in test among business students including their demographic data. The correlation type of descriptive research design was used for the study. One hundred and thirty students constituted the study’s sample. Results showed that Personality traits of (openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and Neuroticism) were negatively correlated with academic performance. The findings imply that university authority should construct learning environments that take into consideration students’ individual differences and strengths. Appropriate counseling interventions should be used to assist students experiencing worry, anxiety, frustration and stress to deal with their concerns.
A research report submitted to the college of economics and management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelors Degree of Science in Statistics of Kampala International University
Personality traits, Academic performance, statistics, Business students