Author(s)

Kevin Huff

Date Approved

9-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Personality;College majors

Disciplines

Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the possible correlation between the personality trait of sensation seeking and a student's field of study. The literature review shows the strong connection between both how personality can influence our career choice and how sensation seeking can affect multiple aspects of our lives. There were 117 Rowan University students participated and were administered a questionnaire created by Marvin Zuckerman called the Sensation Seeking Scale From-V. Total sensation seeking scores were tested to check for a correlation within students from the fields of liberal arts and science. Although the current study shows no correlation between sensations seeking and these broad categories of study there is a discussion on how to improve future analysis to sub-categorize to more precise groupings.

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