Judy F. Wyspianski


Participant Commitment To The Principles Taught In A Workplace Leadership Seminar In Relation To Personality Type


This study was conducted as part of a leadership seminar offered to the managers of a North American corporation. It describes the development of a custom-designed self-report outcome measure administered in an interview format, and the use of a personality type inventory. The results indicate that there are significant relationships between personality type and reported training outcomes. Participants inclined toward introspection and non-linear problem-solving reported greater commitment to the content of the values-based leadership seminar than did those with personality preferences for deductive reasoning and concrete problem-solving. The approach used in this study to the measurement of training outcomes and the inclusion of personality type as a measure of participant characteristics has potential implications for program evaluators.