College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Phil Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This research studies the relationships between personality types in Project Managers and Project Engineers and how they relate to project team satisfaction. Goals this research set out to accomplish include: finding relationships between personality types and team satisfaction, determining if heterogeneous or homogeneous team compositions yield greater levels of satisfaction, and determining if certain personality types influence team satisfaction more than others. In order to answer these goals, a specific study was conducted comparing two project teams composed of PMs and PEs. These teams were instructed to complete the NERIS Type Explorer® along with a Likert Scale questionnaire to self-assess their level of satisfaction with their respective team. In addition, participants were instructed to elaborate after answering each question to further explain their reasoning for each rating. After comparing the results of the NERIS Type Explorer® to the questionnaire, both project teams displayed similar levels of satisfaction while exhibiting different personality types and compositions. This result yielded no significant correlation between personality type preferences and team satisfaction. Though small, a relationship was discovered with the Mind personality facet where team A displayed higher levels of the extraverted preference along with higher levels of satisfaction with regards to communication and cooperation.

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