Swami, Viren, Furnham, Adrian, Maakip, Ismail , Ahmad, Sharani, Hudanic, Nurul, Voo, Peter S.K., Christopher, Andrew N. and Garwood, Jeanette (2007) A cross-cultural investigation of students’ preferences for lecturers’ personalities in Britain, Malaysia and the United States. Learning and Individual Differences, 17 (4). 307-315 . ISSN 1041-6080Full text not available from this repository.
This study examined students' preferences for lecturers' personalities on three continents. Two-hundred and 35 university students in Malaysia, 347 university students in Britain and 139 university students in the United States provided ratings of 30 desirable and undesirable lecturer trait characteristics, which were coded into an internally reliable Big Five taxonomy. Descriptive statistics showed that, overall, students in all three settings tended to prefer Conscientious, Open, Stable and Agreeable lecturers. Further analysis showed that, overall, Malaysian students provided higher ratings for all high order traits of the Big Five than either British or American students. There were numerous gender and national differences but the latter was more a function of methodological artefacts. Educational and vocational implications are considered in conclusion.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||19 May 2008 09:43|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2009 12:25|
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