Neuroticism and "special treatment" in university examinations

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Adrian Furnham
Cite this article:  Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Furnham, A. (2002). Neuroticism and "special treatment" in university examinations. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 30(8), 807-812.


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2 intakes of first year students (n = 54 and n = 60) were given the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ; Eysenck & Eysenck, 1985) soon after arriving at university. 3 years later they wrote their final examinations consisting of 7 3-hour papers. Results showed that students high on Neuroticism were more likely to write their examinations in the health center or to provide a doctor's note than were students low on Neuroticism. There was no difference in Extraversion, Psychoticism, or Lie scale scores in their final grades.


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