Analyzing the effects of personality traits on the success of online study groups

Küçüközer, Şeyma
The purpose of the study is analyzing how efficient online study groups can be formed among university students based on their personality traits, and investigating whether a relationship exists among personality traits, social media use and success of online study groups. A survey which consisted of Ten Item Personality Inventory and the questions about social media use was conducted among the students. Then, the students were assigned to small online groups (consisted of 2 or 3 members) based on their personality characteristics homogeneously or heterogeneously. In total 35 groups were formed, and the group members studied on a simple task collaboratively by communicating via METU-Online forum. By using a causal-comparative design, the effects of the personality characteristics of group members on group success, and the characteristics of the influential students in online groups were investigated. As a result of the study it has been found that besides personality characteristics of the students, other factors (such as the faculty of the students, gender, and the number of days that they spent on completing the study) were found effective on the group success. Also it has been found that more extravert or more open students tend to be more influential on others, and that they use higher number of social networking web-sites.


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Citation Formats
Ş. Küçüközer, “Analyzing the effects of personality traits on the success of online study groups,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.