Do the big-five personality traits predict empathic listening and assertive communication?

Sims, Ceri M. (2016) Do the big-five personality traits predict empathic listening and assertive communication? International Journal of Listening. pp. 1-26. ISSN 1090-4018

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Abstract

As personality traits can influence important social outcomes, the current research investigated whether the Big-Five had predictive influences on communication competences of active-empathic listening (AEL) and assertiveness. A sample of 245 adults of various ages completed the self-report scales. Both Agreeableness and Openness uniquely predicted AEL. Extraversion had the biggest influence onassertiveness but did not uniquely explain AEL variance. Conscientiousness and Neuroticism had small predictive influences on assertiveness. Further investigation into the pathways linking Big-Five facets to the different components of these communication competences is proposed and practical implications including understanding personality traits for successful leadership is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Personality traits,Listening skills,Assertive communication,Big Five communication skills, Active empathic listening
Depositing User: Elizabeth Chamberlain
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 11:44
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 07:21
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/10178

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