Determinants of Leadership Style in Big Five Personality Dimensions

  • Hassan H
  • Asad S
  • Hoshino Y
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This study addresses the inconsistency of contemporary literature on defining the link between leadership styles and personality traits. The plethora of literature on personality traits has culminated into symbolic big five personality dimensions but there is still a dearth of research on developing representative leadership styles despite the perennial fascination with the subject. Absence of an unequivocal model for developing representative styles in conjunction with the use of several non-mutually exclusive existing leadership styles has created a discrepancy in developing a coherent link between leadership and personality. This study sums up 39 different styles of leadership into five distinct representative styles on the basis of similar theoretical underpinnings and common characteristics to explore how each of these five representative leadership style relates to personality dimensions proposed by big five model.




Hassan, H., Asad, S., & Hoshino, Y. (2016). Determinants of Leadership Style in Big Five Personality Dimensions. Universal Journal of Management, 4(4), 161–179.

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