A descriptive study of older adults identifying their Jungian psychological traits: Implications for colleges and universities

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1993-08

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Texas Tech University

Abstract

This study was undertaken to determine the personality types in a group of older adults. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was administered to 161 people 70 years of age and older, and their personality preferences were determined. The personality preferences were then compared to a base population of 48,384 college students. Based on Dr. Carl Gustav Jung's book Psychological Types (1923), the MBTI is a personality profile often utilized in education to help educators understand motivation, aptitude and achievement in various students (Myers & McCaulley, 1985). Understanding the behavior and attitudes of older adults will help administrators, educational planners, faculty and ancillary personnel facilitate the learning climate for older learners.

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Older people, Adult education

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