Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


This study explored the feasibility of identifying and assisting academically at-risk students based on their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) preference and early grades in a course. J's in general, and NJ's in particular, earned highest grades; P's earned the lowest average grades. An early grade index predicted 42.8% to 60.2% of variation in final grades. Professors should consider adjusting assessment and teaching methods, and intervening to provide additional help, to assist at-risk students identified by type classification and early grades.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies