The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to examine if a C-level leader’s extraversion, measured by enthusiasm and assertiveness, relates to firm goal achievement (FGA). Participants were 113 C-level leaders of companies. Two theoretical foundations of Trait Personality and company financial performance were used to study if relationships existed between extraversion, as measured by subscales of enthusiasm and assertiveness from the Big Five Aspect Scale (BFAS), and FGA. The researcher tested six hypotheses, collecting data from a convenience and snowball sample (n = 113) of C-level leaders. A multiple regression analysis revealed that extraversion is positive related to FGA, F(2,110) = 3.24, p < .05, R2 = .04. Unexpectedly, a semi-partial correlation found enthusiasm showed a nonsignificant, negative relationship with FGA when controlled for assertiveness, t(112) = -.40, p > .05, sr = -.04. A semi-partial correlation found assertiveness is a positively related to FGA with a positive relationship when controlled for enthusiasm, t(112) = 2.40, p < .05, sr = .22. The results suggest that there is a more nuanced relationship between leader extraversion and its subscales than previously understood, which differs from earlier studies and may influence current approaches to C-level leadership development and selection. These findings may benefit C-level leaders, executive recruiters, and OB/HR professionals.
|Advisor:||Kelly, Brian M.|
|Commitee:||Girdley, Angela, Shelton, Dana|
|School:||Grand Canyon University|
|Department:||College of Doctoral Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Finance, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||C-level leader, Extraversion, Introversion, Leadership, Perfomance, Personality|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be