Personality Within Information Systems Research: A Literature Analysis

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Services  
Author(s): Maier, Christian  
Title of the compilation: Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information System (ECIS) : ECIS 2012
Corporate Body: ECIS 2012
Publisher Information: AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Year of publication: 2012
Series ; Volume: ECIS 2012 Proceedings ; Paper 101
Year of first publication: 2012
Language(s): English
After integrating five higher-order personality traits in an extended model of technology acceptance, Devaraj et al. (2008) called for further research including personality in information systems research to understand the formation of perceptual beliefs and behaviors in more detail. To assist such future research endeavors, this article gives an overview on prior research discussing personality within the six plus two journals of the AIS Senior Basket (MISQ, ISR, JMIS, JAIS, EJIS, ISJ, JSIS, JIT). Therefore, the Theory of a Person approach (ToP) derived from psychology research serves as the underlying conceptual matrix. Within the literature analysis, we identify 30 articles discussing personality traits on distinct hierarchical levels in three fields of information systems research. Results of the literature analysis reveal a shift of examined traits over the last years. In addition, research gaps are identified so that propositions are derived. Further research results and implications are discussed within the article.
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 10. June 2013