Jungian Personality Types, Gender, and Preferred Leadership Style

By Bridget Connor, Diane Bardol and Mark Fenster.

Published by The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership

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This study examined the relationship of Jungian personality types with leadership styles, specifically authoritarian, participative, and delegate styles. The Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) identifies sixteen personality types. Clarks’ leadership inventory is a self-report scale that selects for a particular preference for leading. A correlation between the two inventories was analyzed. Gender of personality and leadership preferences were also reported. This study invited participants from a graduate program to complete the two inventories (MBTI and Clark’s Leadership Inventory). This convenience sample was comprised of sixty-eight students (males, 19; females, 49) enrolled in a leadership program who volunteered to participate. The results indicated that regardless of gender or participants’ preferred Jungian personality type, fifty-nine of the sixty-eight participants selected the participative leadership style as their preferred mode.

Keywords: Personality Types, Leadership Style, Gender

The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2014, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 9, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 425.517KB)).

Dr. Bridget Connor

Professor, Faculty of Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Bridget is a member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. She earned her doctorate from the University of San Francisco, CA. She has taught and worked in various positions in the elementary grades for 20 years. She has been a professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University since 2000. She teaches methods, theory and research classes. She has been an NCATE reviewer for the past seven years, as well as, the senior author of the Elementary Education Report and the Administration and Supervision Report for Notre Dame. She is an active member of the university community, presently serving as the IRB chair and an elected member of the Faculty Senate. Bridget has presented nationally and internationally. She is published in The International Journal of Learning.

Diane Bardol

Leadership Council, Member of Council, Grey Nuns of Sacred Heart, Baltimore, MD, USA

Education: BA French MA Educational Leadership Completed a Tri-mester of Peace Studies at the European Peace University, Austria Completed Pace Bene Program, CA Positions Held: Teacher, Principal and Superintendent Executive Director of the Murphy Initiative for Peace and Justice Leadership Council of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart

Mark Fenster

Professor, School of Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Fenster directs doctoral dissertations at NDMU. He presently serves on the IRB and School of Education's doctoral committee.