An earlier version of this article was presented at the Academy of Management Conference in Washington, DC, August 2001.
When Opposites Attract: A Multi-Sample Demonstration of Complementary Person-Team Fit on Extraversion
Article first published online: 4 MAY 2005
Journal of Personality
Volume 73, Issue 4, pages 935–958, August 2005
How to Cite
Kristof-Brown, A., Barrick, M. R. and Kay Stevens, C. (2005), When Opposites Attract: A Multi-Sample Demonstration of Complementary Person-Team Fit on Extraversion. Journal of Personality, 73: 935–958. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2005.00334.x
- Issue published online: 4 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 4 MAY 2005
Abstract This study assessed the nature of the person-team fit relationships for extraversion on members' attraction toward their teams. Unlike most studies of personality-based fit, which emphasize similarity, we predicted that complementary fit on extraversion (i.e., high individual–low team or low individual–high team levels) would result in greater attraction to the team. Data from two independent samples of intact project teams were analyzed, including 324 MBA students comprising 64 case analysis teams and 217 members of 26 manufacturing teams. Using polynomial regression analysis and three-dimensional surface plots, our results supported the predicted relationship. In addition, the data indicated that individuals who were more attracted to their teams were also better performers, as judged by their peers and supervisors.