• Daniela POPA Transilvania University of BraÈ™ov


Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, academic performance.


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between Conscientiousness, Neuroticism and school performance. In the present study are included a sample of 158 secondary school students, 118 female respondents and 40 male respondents from Brasov County. The instruments used in this study were the Conscientiousness scale from Big Five questionnaire and the Eysenks‟ Neuroticism scale. Results showed that there are strong associations between Conscientiousness and school performance and negative correlation between Neuroticism and Conscientiousness. The results confirm the findings of previous studies regarding highly significant association between GPA and conscientiousness. GPA differences between the two groups above and below average, in terms of the conscientiousness, are statistically significant. Between Neuroticism and GPA we have not identified any significant direct relationships, neither difference between emotionally stabile and anxious individuals regarding GPA scores.


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