The Relationship Between the Big Five Personality Traits and Authentic Leadership Bronti A.M. Baptiste. 2007.
"The Big Five personality traits contributed 43% of the variance in perceived authentic leadership, after accounting for the controlled predictors.... Together, conscientiousness and neuroticism contributed 41% of the variance in perceived authentic leadership... Conscientiousness positively (β = 0.40, p = .003) correlated with authentic leadership while neuroticism was inversely (β = -0.04, p = .046) correlated. These 2 traits best predicted authentic leadership and provided the strongest correlation. Extraversion (β = -.04, p = .739) and openness-to-experience (β = .25, p = .080) were non-significant traits. In the Pearson Correlation analysis, agreeableness had a weak inverse correlation with authentic leadership, (r (53) = -0.30, p = .027), and contributed 8.9% of the variance in predicting authentic leadership."