IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(6): 419-424 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.859

Preference for Leadership Styles in High and Low Machiavellians

Tehzeeb Sakina Amir and Anila Amber Malik
Abstract—The purpose of this study was to determine the preferred leadership style of people who have found to be high and low on Machiavellianism. The study established that people high on Machiavellianism personality attribute would show a different leadership style as compared to people with low Machiavellianism. For this purpose, three hundred and thirty men/women graduate and post graduate students and executives working at supervisory/ managerial level having a minimum of total three years’ experience were selected randomly from different geographical background and having different socio-economic status. The sample was administered a battery of tests which included: Mach IV Scale, and Leadership Style Indicator along with the demographic sheet. The data has been statistically analyzed using suitable descriptive and inferential statistics, central tendencies, measurement of variability and measurement of correlation to determine the relationships that exist between the variables. Individuals on their basis of their scores on Mach IV scale have found to differ significantly in terms of their preference for selection of leadership styles. Different leadership styles were indicated by individuals with high and low Mach IV scores. Alpha levels of used measures are moderately high and have found to be significant. Correlation values are found significant at 0.01 level.

Index Terms—Leadership styles, machiavellianism, tactics

Tehzeeb Sakina Amir is with the Department of Business Psychology, with the Institute of Business Management, Korangi Creek, Karachi 75190, Pakistan (e-mail: tehzeeb.sakina@iobm.edu.pk).
Anila Amber Malik is with the Department of Psychology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan (e-mail: anila_ahsen@hotmail.com).

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Cite: Tehzeeb Sakina Amir and Anila Amber Malik, "Preference for Leadership Styles in High and Low Machiavellians," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 419-424, 2017.

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