Within the last five years much evidence has been gathered that college students have differing ways of learning. If these differing ways of learning (styles) can be understood by Ag College faculty members, teaching effectiveness could be improved, and as a result, students should learn more. Barrett, Sorensen, and Hartung (1985) found that Agricultural College student achievement was related to personality type. In this report the authors will show how personality type of Agricultural College students differs by major and how those results may have implications for recruitment, retention, and teaching strategies.
personality types, retention, recruitment, teaching strategies