Personality as a Predictor of Accountability

11 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2013

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Arti Trivedi

Shri Chimanbhai Patel Institute of Management & Research

Date Written: August 22, 2013


Accountability or non accountability behaviors, which normally are exhibited by people in organizations, is not. Are there personality factors that influence accountability behavior of an individual?

Results on personality tests are being used by organizations in employee recruitment, selection, counseling successfully over a period of time. As noted in some research articles published in ISHN, "That Conscientiousness Component of the Big Five," is most aligned with acquiring a self-accountability perspective. There is also a possibility that neuroticism to be related with accountability, as some degree of ongoing anxiety contributes to the self-motivation needed to keep a person doing the right thing to prove one’s action when an external accountability system is evaluating. This does not include extreme neuroticism, but a level somewhere between “completely calm, relaxed, and unemotional” and “nervous, emotional, insecure, and distressed” about safety issues.

Keywords: personality, behavior, accountability

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Trivedi, Arti, Personality as a Predictor of Accountability (August 22, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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