Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology,Tehran,Iran

2 Department of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology ,Tehran.Iran

3 Department of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology ,Tehran,Iran


Abstract: There have been many studies about personality role in students’ studies in recent years. However,
these studies do not provide a comprehensive model. In addition, statistical researchers have just attended the
relationship between each individual’s personality and his academic performance without considering the impact
of people around him on his educationalachievements. In this research, a social simulation has been propounded
which shows the impact of an individual’s personality and other people around him in his academic performance
using multi-agent systems. Each individual in the simulation has five personality factors which came from the
theory of “big five personality”. The simulation is prepared as a tool with a user interface to set parameters and
see the result of each simulation. The parameters have been considered by experts to be replaced during the test
phase. Data used for simulation was taken with the help of the “big five personality” questionnaire distributed
among 35 second-year computer students in Iran University of Science and Technology. Reliability and validity
of questions have been previously reviewed by experts. Simulation was executed on the data and the results had
been prepared using each student’s personality and adding the friendship links between them. It has been shown
that taking into account each student’s friends’ personality can improve the simulation results.


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