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The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Personality Characteristics: The ‘Big Five’

Politis, John D. and Politis, Nicholas (2012). The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Personality Characteristics: The ‘Big Five’. In: Politis, John D. 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2012), Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus, 8-9 November 2012.

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Author Politis, John D.
Politis, Nicholas
Title The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Personality Characteristics: The ‘Big Five’
Conference Name 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2012)
Conference Location Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus
Conference Dates 8-9 November 2012
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance
Editor Politis, John D.
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Publishing International Limited
Publication Year 2012
ISBN 9781908272751   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 332
End Page 339
Total Pages 8
Field of Research 1503 - Business and Management
Abstract The study is the first to examine the relationship between the ‘big five’ personality traits and the descriptors of servant leadership of medium sized or-ganisation offering transportation services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The findings support a strong, positive and significant relationship between servant leadership behaviours and the personality traits of agreeableness, conscientious-ness, openness to experience and extraversion. As expected, neuroticism (nega-tive affectivity) showed a negative relationship with every dimension of servant leadership, suggesting that in order to maintain and promote a pleasant work environment, organisations should avoid hiring and or promoting managers who score high on negative affectivity. Direction for future research and practical im-plications for leadership and business approaches are discussed.
Keyword agreeableness
big five personality traits
conscientiousness
extravertsion
neuroticism
openness to experience
servant leadership
UAE
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