dc.contributor.authorChan, Kim-Yin
dc.contributor.authorUy, Marilyn A.
dc.contributor.authorChernyshenko, Oleksandr S.
dc.contributor.authorHo, Moon-Ho Ringo
dc.contributor.authorSam, Yoke-Loo
dc.identifier.citationChan, K.-Y., Uy, M. A., Chernyshenko, O. S., Ho, M.-H. R., & Sam, Y.-L. (2015). Personality and entrepreneurial, professional and leadership motivations. Personality and individual differences, 77, 161–166.en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing a new framework that includes entrepreneurship, professionalism and professionalism as different dimensions of subjective career space, we investigated whether different kinds of people are motivated towards entrepreneurial as compared to organizational leadership or specialized professional work-roles. Correlations from two samples of 396 and 272 undergraduates indicate personality traits have more similar relationships with both entrepreneurial and leadership than with professional work-role motivations. Specifically, while the Big Five personality traits, low risk aversion and proactive personality correlate with entrepreneurial and leadership motivations, high risk aversion correlate with the motivation for more vocationally-based, professional work. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicate that whether proactive personality and risk aversion add to the prediction of entrepreneurial, professional and leadership motivations beyond the Big Five depends on the Big Five measure used and sampling differences. Overall, this study fills a gap in the comparative appreciation of the role of traits in leadership and entrepreneurial emergence, which has resulted from the historic separation of both research fields, and has implications for the entrepreneurial and/or leadership development of professionals in organizations.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPersonality and individual differencesen_US
dc.rights© 2015 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Personality and Individual Differences, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.12.063 ].en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Business::Operations management::Business ethics
dc.titlePersonality and entrepreneurial, professional and leadership motivationsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolCollege of Business (Nanyang Business School)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

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