Psychological type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and distance education: An MBTI four corner hypothesis DISSERTATION
Loyd Ray Ganey, Capella University, United States
Capella University . Awarded
The purpose was to determine which students are more likely to enroll and participate in distance education by psychological type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). The research project presupposed that the evidence would support a significant relationship (p < 0.05) between psychological type and participation in distance education students, i.e., students that participate in distance education significantly differ in psychological type from those students in a traditional academic environment. Given a sample population of distance learners, the study sought to demonstrate that distance education attracts a relatively higher percentage of certain psychological types. The researcher predicted that the psychological types (MBTI) more likely to enroll and participate in distance education would be the four corner types of the MBTI table (ISTJ, ESTJ, INTJ, and ENTJ). The TJ combination types would be the predominant percentage of a given distance learning population.
The sample population of 96 distance learners from Cochise College was compared with two traditional populations of college students: Bunker Hill Community College traditional students and the Center for Applications of Psychological Type's Data Bank of traditional college students.
Ganey, L.R. Psychological type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and distance education: An MBTI four corner hypothesis. Ph.D. thesis, Capella University. Retrieved March 18, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/125243/.
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