Lawal Garba Sani & Yusuf Yahaya Maina
This study investigated personality traits as predictors of secondary school students’ academic performance in senior secondary in North-West Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria. The Big Five Personality Inventory was used to measure the personality variables while the first term examination of senior secondary school result was used to measure the academic performance of the students. One thousand, two hundred senior secondary school students were sampled from Kaduna and Kano States. Five hypotheses guided the study. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that there was a significant relationship between the big five factors (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experience) and academic performance of secondary school students. It was recommended that students should exact their selves to learning so as to perform well in the schools.