Learning Resources

Leadscape is now accepting applications!. Download the application (PDF).

Find out what we’ve been up to! Download the Quarterly Report here!

New Project Forum report on Principal Preparedness to Support Diverse Learners

ability abridged accommodations accuracy action activities administrators adolescent alliance alternate america applies asian assistance attitudes author background blind building characteristics coaching cognitive collaborative collection compared comprehensive conditions connections content context continuing copied council counselors creating critical current database decision describes determine developmental discrimination disorders disparities disproportionality distribution documents download economic efforts emailed emotional engagement ensure environment equalization equitable exceptional expectations explores express factors focus focuses framework funding future gender general gifted governance graduation handbook handouts health helping higher hispanic holder human identity immigrant impact implementation implications important income increasing indicator inequality influence initiative inquiry institute integration interactions international intervening involvement justice kindergarten knowledge large latino leaders lessons listserv local longitudinal making management material matters means mental methods monitoring multicultural multiple number offers organization original paper peers people perceptions permission personal perspectives planning population posted postsecondary poverty power powerpoints preparation preschool prevention print problem process proficiency progress project promoting property psychology psycinfo published questions rates readiness recommendations record reduce refer reflective related relationship requirements retardation selected series serve settings significant sites skills slide society socioeconomic specific start statistics status stereotype structure struggling suggests survey teams technical technology topical total training trends universal users version warranty working writing written years young youth

Journal Article: Is math achievement a matter of personality type?

Journal Article » Is math achievement a matter of personality type?

Categories

Human Sex Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Myers Briggs Type, Indicator, Personality Traits, High School Students

Authors

Gillespie, Bonnie V.

Published

1999

Abstract

The study of the relationship between the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Thinking-Feeling (T-F) preference and mathematics achievement scores of 12th graders was prompted by the following factors: (1) male 12th graders have higher achievement test scores in mathematics than females even though females have closed the gender gap in math achievement in the lower grades; (2) gender differences in personality type are found only in the T-F index of the MBTI; and (3) type theory suggests that people with a thinking preference would achieve well in mathematics. This study of 246 12th graders found that male Fs had significantly higher mathematics achievement test scores than male Ts or females with either preference. In addition, male introverts had significantly higher mathematics grade point averages. No differences were found in the mathematics achievement of females. Males had higher mathematics achievement test scores than females, but the difference was not significant. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA )

Files