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Preston-Cunningham, Tammie; Elbert, Chanda D.; Dooley, Kim E. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
The researchers employed qualitative methods to evaluate first-year female students' definition of "leadership" through involvement in the Women's Learning Circle. The findings revealed that students defined leadership in two dimensions: traits and behaviors. The qualitative findings explore a multidimensional approach to the voices of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Freshmen, Females, Definitions
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Preston-Cunningham, Tammie; Boyd, Barry L.; Elbert, Chanda D.; Dooley, Kim E.; Peck-Parrott, Kelli – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
This study investigates the perceptions of leadership of African American undergraduate males who attend a predominately-White institution in the Southwest after participation in a leadership development program. Research concerning African American undergraduate males in education has been from a deficit-orientated narrative and focused primarily…
Descriptors: Males, Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Academic Achievement
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Buschlen, Eric; Warner, Cathleen; Goffnett, Sean – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Each year, millions of people around the world are affected by natural disasters. Following these disasters, many students from colleges and universities arrive to support the affected areas. These seamless leadership learning opportunities engage students by allowing them to implement the concepts they learned in a classroom. Humanitarian relief…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Leadership Training, College Students, Student Leadership
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Burbank, Michael; Odom, Summer F.; Sandlin, M'Randa R. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Leadership educators seek to understand how they can better develop leadership among their students through formal and informal course experiences. The purpose of this study was to understand how undergraduate students perceive reasons for changes in their leadership practices, after completing a personal leadership education course. The course…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Behavior Change
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Horstmeier, Robin Peiter; Nall, Martha A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2007
This study sought to understand FFA leadership activities and member role in planning these activities. Qualitative research methods were used to gain insight into the perceptions of FFA members. Twelve chapters from 11 different states participated in four focus group sessions at the National FFA Convention. Youth participating in the focus group…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Focus Groups, Interviews, Conferences (Gatherings)