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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
Contact Email: calum.arthur@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Ong CW, Roberts R, Arthur CA, Woodman T & Akehurst S (2016) The Leader Ship Is Sinking: A Temporal Investigation of Narcissistic Leadership, Journal of Personality, 84 (2), pp. 237-247.
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.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21564
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12155
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: 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, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jopy.12155/full. This article may be used for noncommercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Affiliation: Bangor University
Bangor University
Sport
Bangor University
University of Derby

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