Personality, Behavioural Strengths and Difficulties and Performance of Adolescents With High Achievements in Science, Literature, Art and Sports

This study found that personality traits seen as more positive - such as more sociable, well-behaved and "agreeable" - received a boost in teachers' grades, which were not then borne out by performance in anonymous exams.

Teachers’ grades could be biased towards students with more “agreeable” personalities – rather than actual ability, according to this international study from Queen’s University Belfast, Goldsmiths, University of London and Sirius University of Science and Technology in Russia.

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