Master of Science (MS)
Conceptual Skills, Human Skills, Katz's Three Skills Approach, Leadership Skills, Narcissism, Neuroticism
Organizational behavior; Personality psychology
Understanding personality traits that are related to leadership skills is important in order to hire effective leaders. Research has seldom examined the relationship between narcissism, neuroticism, and leadership skills. Therefore, the present study was conducted to examine the relationship between narcissism, neuroticism, and leadership skills (human skills and conceptual skills). It was hypothesized that narcissism would be positively related to human skills and conceptual skills. It was also hypothesized that neuroticism would be negatively related to human skills and conceptual skills. A total of 145 employees participated in the self-report survey. Results showed that there was no relationship between narcissism and leadership skills. Results also indicated that neuroticism was negatively related to human skills and conceptual skills. Results implied the more neurotic employees were, the fewer leadership skills they had. When subsamples were created for age, there was no relationship between neuroticism and leadership skills for respondents younger than 25 years old, but the relationship was negative for employees 25 years or older. Based on these findings, there is a need for research examining additional demographic variables and the relationship between neuroticism and leadership skills.
Brooker, Krista Marie, "Assessing the Relationship Between Narcissism, Neuroticism, and Leadership Skills" (2020). Master's Theses. 5087.