Title: Does personal growth initiative lead to impression management: role of personality?

Authors: Poornima Madan; Shalini Srivastava

Addresses: School of Business, Galgotias University, Plot No.2, Sector 17-A, Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida, India ' Jaipuria Institute of Management, A-32, Sector 62,Opposite IBM, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201309, India

Abstract: The rationale of the study is to examine the role of type A/B personality in personal growth initiative and impression management relationship. The study also examined relationship between personal growth initiative and impression management. It further investigates the impact of type A/B personality on impression management relationship. The sample comprised 324 middle level managers who were representatives of 15 private sector organisations in Delhi/NCR. For data analysis descriptive statistics, correlation and moderated regression were used. The results validate that role of type A/B personality between personal growth initiative and impression management relationship is of a moderator. The present study will prepare the organisations to dig into the arena of one of the personality variable, i.e., type A/B personality and its impact on impression management. The current research is one of the pioneers and vital in providing insights into role of type A/B personality, personal growth initiative and impression management.

Keywords: personal growth initiative; PGI; impression management; type A personality; type B personality; moderator and private sector.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2017.10009299

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2017 Vol.8 No.3, pp.234 - 248

Received: 30 Aug 2016
Accepted: 09 Jun 2017

Published online: 22 Nov 2017 *

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