Leadership Development at University: Comparing Student Leaders with Different Levels of Involvement in a Leadership Education Program
||Leadership Development at University:
Comparing Student Leaders with Different Levels of Involvement in a
Leadership Education Program
Simon Fraser University
Unpublished master’s thesis: Summer 2007
This study examined how students’ leadership behaviors are related to
both their personal leadership experiences and their involvement in a
leadership education program.
Participants were undergraduate students at the University of Guelph
(Canada). One group was those participating in their Leadership
Certificate Program and the second group was those who held a position
of leadership on campus (i.e., elected student government officials as
well as presidents and vice-presidents of student organizations). All
participants completed the Student Leadership Practices Inventory.
Forty-seven surveys were completed, with 14 from the first group and 33
from the second group. The majority of respondents were females (62%),
aged 17 to 22 (75%).
No significant differences were found in the Student LPI scores between
those student participating in the Leadership Certificate Program and
those holding student leadership positions on the campus. Similarly no
differences were found between those students in the Certificate Program
who had completed 60 percent of the program or more
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