Abstract—The relationship among the three of Big Five personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, and openness to experience) and equity sensitivity (benevolence) and transformational leadership behavior was examined with the subject of 104 MBA students at a graduate school in the US. Equity sensitivity refers to the individual differences in the preference for exceeding personal efforts relative to the organizational outcomes. As a result, openness to experience and equity sensitivity showed significant positive relationships with transformational leadership. The effect of equity sensitivity on transformational leadership was beyond that of Big Five personality traits.
Index Terms—Benevolence, equity sensitivity, openness to experience, transformational leadership.
Eunhui Lee is with Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (e-mail:email@example.com)
Cite: Eunhui Lee, "Big Five Personality Traits and Equity Sensitivity and Transformational Leadership," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 164-167, 2012.