Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 563–584 | Cite as

Character Assessment: An Examination of Leadership Levels

  • Cassie B. Barlow
  • Mark Jordan
  • William H. Hendrix


This paper discusses character assessment from a leadership level perspective. The organization studied is developing a leadership model for the next century. One of the leadership traits identified as essential was character. Approximately one thousand managers in the company were given two character assessment instruments via a Web-based medium. Significant differences were found between early-, mid-, and mature-level managers with an increasing trend in character traits across the levels. This research is consistent with Katz and Kahn's (1976) levels of leadership research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassie B. Barlow
    • 1
  • Mark Jordan
    • 1
  • William H. Hendrix
    • 2
  1. 1.Air UniversityUSA
  2. 2.US Air Force AcademyUSA

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