The leader ship is sinking: A temporal investigation of narcissistic leadership

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620684
Title:
The leader ship is sinking: A temporal investigation of narcissistic leadership
Authors:
Ong, Chin Wei; Roberts, Ross; Arthur, Calum A.; Woodman, Tim; Akehurst, Sally
Abstract:
Individuals higher in narcissism have leader emergent tendencies.The characteristics of their personality suggest, however, that their leadership qualities will decrease over time as a function of group acquaintance.We present data from two studies that provide the first empirical support for this theoretical position within a transformational leadership framework. In Study 1 (N = 112), we tested narcissistic leadership qualities in groups of unacquainted individuals over a 12-week period. In Study 2 (N = 152),we adopted the same protocol with groups of acquainted individuals. In Study 1, narcissism was positively associated with peer-rated leadership during initial group formation but not later. In Study 2, narcissism was not significantly associated with peer-rated leadership during initial group formation and was negatively associated with peer-rated leadership later. In Study 1, transformational leadership mediated the relationship between narcissism and leadership initially but not later on. In Study 2, transformational leadership failed to mediate the relationship between narcissism and leadership throughout the study. Despite enjoying a honeymoon period of leadership, the appeal and attractiveness of the narcissistic leader rapidly wane. This decline is explained in part by their changing transformational leadership qualities.
Affiliation:
Bangor University
Citation:
Ong, C. W., Roberts, R., Arthur, C. A., Woodman, T. and Akehurst, S. (2016), 'The Leader Ship Is Sinking: A Temporal Investigation of Narcissistic Leadership.' Journal of Personality, 84: 237–247. doi:10.1111/jopy.12155
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Personality
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620684
DOI:
10.1111/jopy.12155
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jopy.12155
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
223506
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOng, Chin Weien
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Rossen
dc.contributor.authorArthur, Calum A.en
dc.contributor.authorWoodman, Timen
dc.contributor.authorAkehurst, Sallyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-01T16:19:20Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-01T16:19:20Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.citationOng, C. W., Roberts, R., Arthur, C. A., Woodman, T. and Akehurst, S. (2016), 'The Leader Ship Is Sinking: A Temporal Investigation of Narcissistic Leadership.' Journal of Personality, 84: 237–247. doi:10.1111/jopy.12155en
dc.identifier.issn223506-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jopy.12155-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620684-
dc.description.abstractIndividuals higher in narcissism have leader emergent tendencies.The characteristics of their personality suggest, however, that their leadership qualities will decrease over time as a function of group acquaintance.We present data from two studies that provide the first empirical support for this theoretical position within a transformational leadership framework. In Study 1 (N = 112), we tested narcissistic leadership qualities in groups of unacquainted individuals over a 12-week period. In Study 2 (N = 152),we adopted the same protocol with groups of acquainted individuals. In Study 1, narcissism was positively associated with peer-rated leadership during initial group formation but not later. In Study 2, narcissism was not significantly associated with peer-rated leadership during initial group formation and was negatively associated with peer-rated leadership later. In Study 1, transformational leadership mediated the relationship between narcissism and leadership initially but not later on. In Study 2, transformational leadership failed to mediate the relationship between narcissism and leadership throughout the study. Despite enjoying a honeymoon period of leadership, the appeal and attractiveness of the narcissistic leader rapidly wane. This decline is explained in part by their changing transformational leadership qualities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jopy.12155en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Personalityen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.subjectNarcissismen
dc.subjectManagementen
dc.subjectPersonalityen
dc.titleThe leader ship is sinking: A temporal investigation of narcissistic leadershipen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBangor Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Personalityen
dc.contributor.institutionBangor University-
dc.contributor.institutionBangor University-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Stirling-
dc.contributor.institutionBangor University-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Derby-
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