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Smist, Jennifer A.; Rosch, David M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
Existing leadership research focuses more on single experiences than the sustained application of skills beyond the formal leadership program. Using data from 124 college students who participated in a six-day leadership development program, this study used a four-phase longitudinal approach to examine influences on students' leadership capacity…
Descriptors: Family Income, Predictor Variables, Campuses, Student Participation
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Mistele, Jean; Baker, Sandra N.; Strout, Sarah – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
In this article we explore the level of motivation held by students engaged in a specially designed leadership program -- Emerging Leaders in Technology, Science and Mathematics (Elites). Elites was developed as part of a NSF S-STEM grant awarded to Radford University in 2014 that provides scholarships for meritorious students with financial need,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, STEM Education, Student Motivation, College Students
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Collier, Daniel A.; Rosch, David M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
International student enrollment in the U.S. higher education system has recently experienced profound growth. This research examines leadership-oriented differences between international and domestic students and focuses on their growth in capacity associated with participation in co-curricular leadership programs. Similarly-sized gains emerged…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Foreign Students, Student Participation, Program Effectiveness
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Rosch, David – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Engineering students (N = 285) enrolled in either a first-year or senior-year design course that consisted entirely of team-based collaborative learning projects reported few gains in their overall leadership development. First-year students made moderate gains in transformational leadership skills and social-normative motivation to lead. Peer…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Design, Cooperative Learning
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Swigert, Tami; Boyd, Barry L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
This study examined the impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGC), and its Keystone Club (KC) component, on the leadership and citizenship development of its alumni. 14 alumni were interviewed using a structured interview technique. The constant comparative method was utilized to identify leadership traits and skills that alumni…
Descriptors: Youth Clubs, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Citizen Participation
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Extejt, Marian M.; Smith, Jonathan E. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
The question of whether leadership is teachable has received considerable attention in the academic and practitioner arenas. Organized athletic team participation offers students a different experiential venue that many argue develops leadership. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between organized sports team…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Team Training, Athletics, Social Psychology