The overall purpose of this study is to examine whether proactive personality and leadership style (transactional and transformational) of university students help predict their academic and professional success. Students from the University of Central Florida were recruited through SONA to participate in an online Qualtrics survey. Proactive personality was measured using the Proactive Personality Scale developed by Crant and Bateman (1993). Leadership was measured using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) created by Bernard M. Bass (1985). Academic success was measured using GPA. Professional success was measured by the given promotions (raises) a student experienced in their specific job divided by the number of months worked. No significant correlational relationship was found. Future studies should exclude freshmen, increase sample size, only allow those who have experienced a promotion/raise to participate, and further examine participants' accurate self-image.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Guerrero, Isabella M., "Predicting Objective Career Success: An Examination of Leadership and Proactive Personality" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 993.