neuroticism, COVID-19, perceived learning, lost learning, Big Five, personality, previous experience
While characteristics of in-person learning versus online learning and the impact of personality on academic success have been studied, the nature of these variables in the context of a stressful event like the COVID-19 pandemic remains undetermined. This quantitative correlational survey analysis investigated 133 participants’ prior online learning experience and neuroticism levels, via the Big Five personality test, to examine relationships between those two variables and the variables of perceived learning, change in GPA, and perceived lost learning during COVID-19. Researchers found no significant correlations or effects between any of these variables. Researchers concluded that while the variables in question did not reveal any disadvantages towards specific students stemming from the pandemic, there might be other personality factors with effects or confounding variables that impacted students during the pandemic.
Christabel, D., Fields, H., Krysl, S. M., & Rodriguez, M. (2020). Personality, Online Learning, and COVID-19. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/student_work/68
PSYC 366 Research Project