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Personality Theories - Article Review

Look at a research article from a scholarly/academic journal. This research article should have quantifiable data, a theory or hypothesis, methodology, and conclusion. Summarize the information in the article.

The summary should include the theory/hypothesis (what the researchers are trying to prove/disprove), methodology used (survey, experiment, participant observation, etc), data, and the conclusion of the researchers.

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Udoudoh, S. (2012). Impacts of personality traits on career choice of Information Scientists in Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. International Journal of Library and Information Science. 4; 4. 57-70. DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS11.067


This review includes quantitative data; the research theory; methodology; and comments on areas and aspects of the research that are noteworthy. This research is a fairly new piece of research that was published in March, 2012.

Article Summary:

This journal article examines the impact of individual differences and personality traits in the decision-making towards a career in the Informational user services field. The framework for the study was the Holland's personality trait theory on career choice. The article delves into how and why our personality traits influence and determine our career choices. Specifically however, the article focuses on personality trait of Information Scientists, and tries to decipher (if at all), some of the typical personal character traits they tend to possess (Udoudoh, 2012).

The Information Scientist personality trait questionnaire was developed to implement the study. A sample population of 300 male and female students was randomly selected from the Department of Library and Information Technology in Federal University of Technology in Minna, Nigeria (Udoudoh, 2012).A total of 282 questionnaires was returned with valid data. The study concluded that based on Holland's personality trait theory on career choice; Information Scientists were more likely to be of the enterprising type (Udoudoh, 2012).

The study utilized a survey research design to collect data. The design is usually administer where data is collected from a large population sample. As such, it was an appropriate method in terms of choice of design for data collection for this study (Udoudoh, 2012). Data screening tests and procedures were conducted prior to the data analysis. Multiple analyses of variance (MANOVA) were used to address the study's objectives.

Specifically, they evaluated the career factors inventory (CFI); and the subscale scores-according to the participants' gender and major. Bi-variety correlations were computed in order to assess the relationships between career decision-making variables (CFI scores); personality factors (NEO-FFI); as well as vocational personality variables (SDS) (Udoudoh, 2012).

The survey instrument for this data collection was designed by the researcher and labeled as: Information Scientist personality traits survey questionnaire (ISPTSQ). The data was analyzed using percentage and frequency counts (Udoudoh, 2012). From the 300 questionnaires distributed. The response rate was 282 or ...

Solution Summary

The solution reviews an article about personality theories.