Entrepreneurs’ and Managers’ Personality Mesured by The Big Five Inventory

Cléber da Costa Figueiredo, Ilan Avrichir, Raul Barbosa


This research focuses on analyzing and comparing personality traits between mall store managers and entrepreneurs, using the scale from the Inventory of the Big Five Factors of the Big Five theory and evaluate the most evident skill of entrepreneurs and managers.  In addition, we assess the sex role inside the entrepreneurial and managing behavior. In order to concluding, we utilize exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. For evaluating the hypotheses, a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was performed. The results showed that there is evidence of differences between managers and entrepreneurs. Besides, it emphasizes the masculinity behavior inside the entrepreneurial ability as well as the femininity behavior in the managing feature. This final paper contributes to the theory of personality traits in different organizational environments, showing characteristics that belong to these two groups studied. The main theoretical contribution is the acceptance of the hypotheses related to entrepreneurial and managing behavior. In practice, we can use this tool to vocational tests and for hiring in companies.


Agreeableness; Neuroticism; Conscientiousness; Openness to Experience; Extraversion.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23925/2178-0080.2017v19i3.32986

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