Leadership Studies Ed.D. Dissertations


An Examination of the Relationship Between Personality Type, Self Perception Accuracy and Transformational Leadership Practices of Female Hospital Leaders

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Leadership Studies

First Advisor

Judith Zimmerman

Second Advisor

Mary Hare (Committee Member)

Third Advisor

Patrick Pauken (Committee Member)

Fourth Advisor

Rachel Vannatta Reinhart (Committee Member)

Fifth Advisor

Renay Scott (Committee Member)


This dissertation explores the relationship between Myers-Briggs personality type preference, self perception accuracy and transformational leadership practices of female hospital leaders. The women in the sample completed the MBTI and participated in a 360-degree Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) assessment to measure their self-identity, and reputation, as a transformational leader. Self-accuracy was determined by examining congruence between individual's self ratings on the LPI and the rating's of observers. Chi Square results and t-tests found that MBTI preferences for Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P) had a significant positive effect on both the individual's self-identity and reputation as a transformational leader. The self-perception accuracy of the female hospital leaders did not differ by MBTI type preference.