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Personality characteristics and choice of academic major: Are traditional stereotypes obsolete?

Personality characteristics and choice of academic major: Are traditional stereotypes obsolete?

“International business majors score significantly higher in achievement motivation than any other majors, and computer information systems (CIS) students score significantly lower than any other majors...Accounting majors score significantly higher in conformity than any other majors, CIS students are statistically the second highest, and economics students score significantly lower than any other majors, with international business students second lowest...Marketing majors score significantly higher than any other majors on extroversion, international business and hospitality and tourism management majors are statistically tied for the second highest; CIS students are lowest, followed by accounting.” (p.137-138)

Pringle, C. D., DuBose, P. B., & Yankey, M. D. (2010). Personality characteristics and choice of academic major: Are traditional stereotypes obsolete? College Student Journal, 44(1), 131-142.

Resource Theme(s): Personality differences across majors, Understanding working relations through collaborative work

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