Personality Types and Preferred Lesson Delivery Methods Among Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students During Distance Learning

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Grand D. Judan
Gracelyn H. Galvo
Jahziel A. Macaraig
Cyrelle C. Apalat
Elfieda C. Esquero
Diva Subarto
Mercedes M. Ibanez


During the COVID-19 pandemic, students had to adapt to different online learning strategies and approaches. In this study, the aim was to determine what lesson delivery methods would cater to and satisfy the learning needs of students with different personality types. Students of the Adventist University of the Philippines Academy were selected as participants in this descriptive-correlational study. The data showed that participants’ personalities revealed average levels of extraversion, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness, and high levels of agreeableness. The three lesson delivery methods used, namely, synchronistic, recorded videos, and textual formats were all perceived as very good. Students with conscientiousness and openness personality traits preferred to experience all three lesson delivery methods, while those with high agreeableness preferred having synchronistic and recorded delivery methods. Students with high scores on the extraversion and neuroticism personality scales preferred a synchronistic lesson delivery method. Furthermore, agreeableness predicted a preference for the synchronistic delivery method. Finally, female students learned better when exposed to video recorded lessons. It was concluded that personality traits were associated with the effectiveness of lesson delivery methods as perceived by the students.


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