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Advisors, At-Risk Students, Exceptionally bright, MBTI, Metacognition, Psychological Type
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This research identifies characteristics of exceptionally bright but academically ‘at-risk’ university learners using Jung’s Theory of Psychological Type (1921). This theory is examined in relation to academic success rates in a southwestern Ontario university. This case study highlights students whose secondary school averages were above 85% when they entered university, but were required to withdraw from the university after their first year. Quantitative data including MBTI self-assessment results and end of term grades were collected from 420 students. Qualitative data were collected from nine semi-structured interviews with instructors and advisors who worked with these students. A mixed methods approach and transformative research design inform the data collection and analysis process. Quantitative results highlight patterns in student characteristics based on Jung’s Theory of Psychological Type.
Prier, Andrea, "From Exceptional to Expelled: Exploring the Psychological Types of Exceptionally Bright but Academically ‘At-Risk’ University Learners" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5760.