Iasmina Cecilia SAVESCU, Alina Lidia MĂRGHITAN, Manuela Dora ORBOI
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to draw the teachers' attention on the importance of gaining insight into the dynamic-energetic side of students' personality and using the most appropriate educational methods and strategies to help them achieve success in school. This research may constitute the future basis for certain investigations regarding the actual support that each type of temperament may offer in the process of education in order to build up a desirable character within society and to achieve school and career success. The method employed in the study was that of the psychological questionnaire focusing on establishing the type of temperament and the students' perception on the involvement of temperament awareness in school success. The value of this research does not reside in the increasing novelty of the subject, since starting with Hippocrates and Galen people had already known about the characteristics of temperaments, but in the redefining of this aspect in an educational, pragmatic context. The limitations of the research comprise a quota sampling of only 60 students, whereas the study may unfold on a larger scale to gain more statistic relevance. The results of the investigation under scrutiny emphasize the students' belief that personality and psychological potential constitute the basis of academic success to which the teacher contributes through knowledge application. Their view elicits the fact that there are deficiencies in using temperament as a learning pillar, claiming that some dominant types are at advantage compared to others in the process of acquisition. The study is useful mostly for teachers with a propensity for students' academic success through the efficient and favorable use of their dynamic energy potential. The paramount importance of the research in question resides in the motivation of teachers to gain insight into the different temperaments of pupils and use them to achieve an increased rate of efficiency in the process of education.
Key words: academic success, personality, temperament, education
Presentation: oral