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A contextualized personality model for leaders and the differences between male and female leaders in this contextualized personality

Schurink, N. (2020) A contextualized personality model for leaders and the differences between male and female leaders in this contextualized personality.

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Abstract:In leadership research, the Big Five model, is often used to measure leaders’ personality. However, this model does not accurately assess leaders’ contextualized personality. Prior research has called for the development of a contextualized personality model that can specifically assess leaders’ contextualized personality. When measuring this, several studies show that it is important to take gender into account, as differences regarding leadership were seen between men and women. Therefore, the aims of this study were: to develop a contextualized personality model and to investigate whether gender differences are also seen in leaders’ contextualized personality. An online closed-ended questionnaire consisting of 418 personality descriptive adjectives was sent to 35 male and 19 female leaders (N=54) working in Dutch organisations. With a factor analysis, the 418 personality adjectives were reduced to five personality factors that describe the personality of leaders in their work context: “Destructive”, “Proactive”, “Human orientated”, “Rational”, and “Organized”. Furthermore, the findings of this study revealed that male leaders scored higher on the personality factor “Rational” (Mean Rank difference 31.16; p=0.02), but there were no significant gender differences for the other personality factors.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/83181
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