Personality Traits and Behavioral Style Dimensions as Predictors of Authentic Leadership in American Leaders
By Andrew Stephen Johnson

The purpose of this quantitative correlational research was to examine the Big Five personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism, and behavioral style dimensions: dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance, as potential predictors of authentic leadership among leaders in U.S. organizations. This study found initial evidence for the potential ability of conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness to predict authentic leadership.