Impact of gender and personality traits (BFI-10) on innovativeness

Antonin Pavlicek, Frantisek Sudzina

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The paper investigates whether gender and/or personality traits influence innovativeness, based on questionnaire (N=264, conducted in December 2016-January 2017) among university students from the Czech Republic.
The Big Five Inventory (BFI); a self-report inventory designed to measure five personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness to experience) was used. A general linear model was used to analyze impact of gender and BFI on innovativeness.
It is a replication. Results confirm that all but agreaableness had significant impact on self-perceived innovativeness: according to a linear regression model, extraversion, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness to experience, and gender influence self-perceived innovativeness. Impact of extraversion, conscientiousness, and openness to experience is positive. Impact of neuroticism is negative. And men rate their innovativeness higher than women, controlling for personality traits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference Liberec Economic Forum
EditorsAleš Kocourek
Place of PublicationLiberec
PublisherTechnical University of Liberec
Publication date2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-80-7494-349-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 13th International Conference Liberec Economic Forum 2017 - Technical University of Liberec , Liberec, Czech Republic
Duration: 11 Sep 201713 Sep 2017


ConferenceProceedings of the 13th International Conference Liberec Economic Forum 2017
LocationTechnical University of Liberec
CountryCzech Republic
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  • innovativeness
  • personality traits
  • gender
  • empirical research
  • quantitative methods

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