African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4094

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of personality type on Chinese part-time MBA students’ performance

  Adahi Moulaye M’hamed Taher and Jin Chen*    
  Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, People’s Republic of China. College of Management and College of Public Administration, Zhejiang University  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 August 2011
  •  Published: 16 November 2011



The present study examines the relationship between personality types of part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) students and their performance. A dataset was collected from the study sample, using questionnaires. From the study results, it can be deduced that the degree of part-time MBA students’ performance is significantly relevant to their personality types, based on the five-factor model of agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism and openness to experience. The major implication of the study is that it would provide business education stakeholders with a modest model to predict MBA students’ performance from the perspective of personality type.


Key words: China, MBA, personality, performance.