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Annotated Bibliography

Integrity Personality Trait: Annotated Bibliography
Moorman, R. H., & Grover, S. (2009). Why does leader integrity matter to followers? An
uncertainty management-based explanation. International journal of leadership
studies, 5(2), 102-114.
The study was conducted to establish the importance of integrity in follower leadership.
The study aims at answering the question of the reason why integrity in leadership matters to the
followers. The authors define the trait of leader integrity to comprise of the words, consistency,
and deed consistency between the values of the leader and that of his or her followers. The
research draws from the uncertainty Management Model and the Fairness Heuristic Theory, to
establish the need for leader integrity to the followers. The study concludes that leader integrity
functions as a proxy for the information that offers the followers with the necessary confidence
regarding their decision to follow. The findings of this study are important to the research
because they provide adequate and relevant information about the need for integrity in
Engelbrecht, A. S., Heine, G., & Mahembe, B. (2017). Integrity, ethical leadership, trust and
work engagement. Leadership & Organization Development Journal.
This research was conducted to examine the relationship between ethical leadership,
integrity and trust in leadership. The article proposes a theorical model to demonstrate the
relationship between the various constructs to each other. The study further tests this model
using data obtained from a sample of about 204 workers. The outcome of the research is that
there is a positive correlation between ethical leadership the trust expressed towards a leader. In
addition, there exist a relationship between ethical leadership and integrity. Also, there was a
positive relationship between trust in a leader and integrity.
This outcome of the research is essential to the development of a new definition of the
integrity trait. In this case, it can be described as the ability of a leader to establish trust among
the workers through ethical practices. In this case, “Ethical leadership is considered important for
performance because it, together with integrity and mutual trust, promotes effective interaction
between leader and follower by focusing on ethical behavior in the workplace.”
Vargas-Hernández, J. G. (2017). Professional Integrity in Business Management Education. In
Management Education for Global Leadership (pp. 70-89). IGI Global.
The study examines the application of professional integrity to enhance the actual virtues
and values and essential management abilities and attitudes to engage in any professional task.
The authors employ ethnographic, document and life’s histories, and primary research from
interviews, which were analyzed through a comparative approach. The results of the study
indicated that effective management is based on the application of professional integrity.
The outcome of the study is essential to the development of new definition of the
integrity personality trait. In this case, integrity can be defined as personality traits that provides
a leader with the ability to enhance their values and virtues relevant to management.