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A Synthesis of Behavioral Accounting Studies that Examine Personality Traits

aGeorgia Institute of Technology, USA
bChristopher Newport University, USA

Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

ISBN: 978-1-80455-799-0, eISBN: 978-1-80455-798-3

Publication date: 13 March 2023


This chapter traces the evolution of personality trait research in the behavioral accounting literature and offers suggestions for past and future trends. These personality traits include, among others, those measured by the Myers-Briggs Type and Five Factor models (FFMs), Type A/B, tolerance for ambiguity, locus of control, authoritarianism, and the Dark Triad components of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. In a broad spectrum analysis of accounting journals without regard to timing or geographics, we attempt to capture the major phases of personality trait research and provide suggestions as to the surrounding environment for such progressions in the literature. In addition to more established research streams, this chapter also discusses other personality traits that have only been marginally investigated in the accounting literature, and possible directions for future research.



Schneider, A. and Kugel, J. (2023), "A Synthesis of Behavioral Accounting Studies that Examine Personality Traits", Karim, K.E. (Ed.) Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (Advances in Accounting Behavioural Research, Vol. 26), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 325-348.



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