Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants


Personality Profiles and Computing Majors: Predictive or Anecdotal, Informing or Useless?


School of Computing and Information Systems


Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

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Over the last 8 years, I have routinely given online free personality profile assessments in an undergraduate IS Project Management class. During some of these years, I also gave this same assessment to masters level students taking an IS Project Management class in an elective three-course IS track. The aggregate result of those assessments is that there is one personality type prevalent among these senior Information Systems majors. The graduate Project Management class is an elective in the Masters in Computer Information Systems program and shows an even higher percentage of the same personality type. Are these assessments something that could be useful in guiding students into one or the other computing disciplines (CS, IS, IT)? Would a more in-depth knowledge of positive and negative traits of personality types in general help faculty members in student advising of and interaction with students already enrolled in a computing major?

Conference Name

NCC 2013

Conference Location

St. Louis, MO

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