Learning to Self‐lead: Examining Self‐leadership Strategies, Personality Traits and Learning Attainment:Examining self‐leadership strategies, personality traits and learning attainment.


This study examined self-leadership, an integrative concept in organizational behaviour and psychology that represents a person’s ability to manage themselves and improve their own performance through a combination of behavioural, cognitive and motivational strategies, in the context of learning and development outcomes. Change in three aspects of self-leadership (termed the Doing-self, Thinking-self, and Energizing-self) following a short development intervention was examined in a sample of management school students in a pre- and post-intervention design. The study also expanded upon the role of personality traits in moderating self-leadership change. The data additionally provide evidence of the association of self-leadership with learning attainment. The findings of this study underline the potential benefits of self-leadership learning and development. Implications for theory, and practice in organizations are discussed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12422
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors. Applied Psychology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of International Association of Applied Psychology. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning and development,learning outcomes,personality traits,positive psychological resources,self-leadership,Developmental and Educational Psychology,Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous),Applied Psychology
Publication ISSN: 1464-0597
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2024 17:27
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2022 11:05
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-07-27
Published Online Date: 2022-07-27
Accepted Date: 2022-07-25
Authors: Woods, Stephen A.
Napiersky, Uwe (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9650-8500)
Rivkin, Wlad (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3360-4962)



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