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dc.contributor.authorDaly, Michael-
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Mark-
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Fionnuala-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-23T11:23:44Z-
dc.date.issued2015-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21783-
dc.description.abstractResearch in the leadership literature has not yet identified links between childhood general cognitive ability and leadership potential in adulthood. We tested whether early cognitive ability contributed to leadership role occupancy across four decades in a sample of 17,000 working individuals from two representative British cohorts. On average a 1 standard deviation increase in cognitive ability predicted a 6.2 percentage point higher probability of leadership role occupancy. In Study 1, adjusted models showed that 37.3% of high cognitive ability children (+1SD) occupied leadership positions compared to 25.4% of low cognitive ability (-1SD) children and this gap was even more pronounced in Study 2 (27.8% vs. 15.1%). Cognitive ability showed a graded association with the number of employees supervised in both studies and educational attainment partially explained the cognitive ability-leadership association. The results suggest that early individual differences in childhood general cognitive ability may profoundly shape trajectories of leadership across working life.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherElsevier-
dc.relationDaly M, Egan M & O'Reilly F (2015) Childhood General Cognitive Ability Predicts Leadership Role Occupancy: Evidence from Two British Cohort Studies, Leadership Quarterly, 26 (3), pp. 323-341.-
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dc.subjectGeneral cognitive abilityen_UK
dc.subjectIntelligenceen_UK
dc.subjectIndividual differencesen_UK
dc.subjectLeadership role occupancyen_UK
dc.subjectLongitudinal researchen_UK
dc.titleChildhood General Cognitive Ability Predicts Leadership Role Occupancy: Evidence from Two British Cohort Studiesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.03.006-
dc.citation.jtitleLeadership Quarterly-
dc.citation.issn1048-9843-
dc.citation.volume26-
dc.citation.issue3-
dc.citation.spage323-
dc.citation.epage341-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailmichael.daly@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date08/05/2015-
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement Work and Organisation-
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomics-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000356841500003-
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