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The determinants of leadership role occupancy: Genetic and personality factors

The determinants of leadership role occupancy: Genetic and personality factors,10.1016/j.leaqua.2005.10.009,Leadership Quarterly,Richard D. Arvey,Mari

The determinants of leadership role occupancy: Genetic and personality factors   (Citations: 36)
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This study investigated the influence of genetic factor and personality on leadership role occupancy among a sample of male twins. Identical twins (n=238) who share 100% of their genetic background were compared with fraternal twins (n=188) who are expected to share only 50% of their genetic background. Results indicated that 30% of the variance in leadership role occupancy could be accounted for by genetic factor, while non-shared (or non-common) environmental factor accounted for the remaining variance in leadership role occupancy. Genetic influences also contributed to personality variables known to be associated with leadership (i.e., social potency and achievement). Furthermore, the results indicated that the genetic influence on leadership role occupancy was associated with the genetic factors influencing the personality variables, but there was no definitive evidence whether these personality variables partially mediated the relationship between genetic factor and leadership. Results are discussed in terms of the implications for leader selection and training.
Journal: Leadership Quarterly , vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1-20, 2006
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    • ... The MPQ Achievement scale has been shown to correlate with leadership role occupancy among a large sample (N=238) of identical male twins...

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    • ... with salivary testosterone and facial masculinity (Apicella et al. 2008), that occupational segregation by sex is partially the result of an imbalance in supply driven by evolutionary adaptations that point females and males toward different occupational preferences (Browne 2006), that genetic factors account for up to 30% of the variance in leadership role occupancy as well as contribute to personality traits related to leadership (Arvey et ...

    Gregg R. Murrayet al. Caveman Executive Leadership: Evolved Leadership Preferences and Biolo...

    • ...Preliminary leadership research evidence using a behavioral genetics approach suggests that approximately 30% of the variation in leadership style and emergence into leadership roles is accounted for by genetic factors, while the remaining variation is attributed to non-shared environmental influences such as individuals being exposed to different role models and early opportunities for leadership development (Arvey, Rotundo, Johnson, Zhang, ...
    • ...We control for several key personality factors and heritability that have been related to leadership role occupancy in earlier research (Arvey et al., 2006; Judge, Bono, Ilies, & Gerhardt, 2002)...

    Bruce J. Avolioet al. Early life experiences as determinants of leadership role occupancy: T...

    • ...Several studies have shown that leadership role occupancy—the extent to which individuals had occupied or are now occupying positions of formal leadership in organizational settings—has a genetic component (Arvey, Rotundo, Johnson, Zhang, & McGue, 2006; Arvey, Zhang, Avolio, & Krueger, 2007; Ilies, Gerhardt, & Le, 2004)...
    • ...of the total observed variability of a variable due to genetic differences between people), Arvey et al. (2006) found, based on a sample of male twins, that about 30% of the individual differences in leadership role occupancy can be attributed to latent genetic factors (i.e., h 2 = .30)...
    • ...Extending the findings of Arvey et al. (2006, 2007), we investigate the moderating role of the social environment in adolescence on the genetic effects on leadership role occupancy at work...
    • ...Data based on the leadership questionnaire have been published elsewhere (i.e., Arvey et al., 2006) in which the existence of genetic influences on leadership role occupancy was investigated...
    • ...Although the dependent variable in the current study is the same as that in Arvey et al. (2006), we ask very different research questions in this study (related to the moderating role of family environments)...
    • ...The same measure was used in Arvey et al. (2006), who reported detailed information on the psychometric properties of this composite measure...
    • ...Similar results have been reported in Arvey et al. (2006) using a slightly larger sample of the twins...
    • ...The results on leadership role occupancy have been reported in Arvey et al. (2006) using a slightly larger sample...

    Zhen Zhanget al. Beyond genetic explanations for leadership: The moderating role of the...

    • ...These findings are similar to those of Arvey et al. (2006)...

    Shamas-ur-Rehman Tooret al. Tipping points that inspire leadership : An exploratory study of emerg...

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