The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Exploring the "Jingle Fallacy": a study of personality and values

Record type: Article

The increasing understanding that values play an important role in underpinning sustained organisational performance and growth has captured the interest of both practitioners and researchers. At the same time, research interest into the impact of individual values on behaviour and performance has been growing. Psychological research has treated values and personality as distinct constructs. The values literature lacks a clear and shared taxonomy and means of operationalising the construct. Studies exploring the nature of the impact of individual values on a range of behavioural outcomes have produced varied and contradictory results. Research exploring the relationships between values and personality has produced inconclusive findings and been critiqued for conflating distinctly different constructs. This paper explores the relationship between personality and values, based on a sample of 73 managers participating in Executive MBA programs. Analyses found very few significant relationships between personality and individual values supporting the existence of a 'Jingle Fallacy'. It is proposed that the relationship is more complex and interactive than has previously been suggested. The paper concludes with a discussion of the practical implications of this study

Full text not available from this repository.

Citation

Higgs, M. and Litchenstein, Scott (2010) Exploring the "Jingle Fallacy": a study of personality and values Journal of General Management, 36, (1), pp. 43-61.

More information

Published date: 2010

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 183695
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/183695
ISSN: 0306-3070
PURE UUID: 923149c7-f772-4dfd-8f6d-b007d264588c

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 04 May 2011 08:45
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:55

Export record

Contributors

Author: M. Higgs
Author: Scott Litchenstein

University divisions


Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×