ERIC Number: ED365785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Relationship between Perceived Leadership Ability and Aspiration Levels of High School Students.
Robinson, Jacquelyn P.; Horne, Herbert R., Jr.
A study examined the relationship between self-perceived leadership ability and aspiration levels among 262 randomly selected consumer and home economic students in grades 7 through 12. The Dimensions of Self Concept (DOSC) questionnaire and a demographic survey instrument were administered to the students to gather data on their gender, age, and grade point average (GPA). Next, descriptive statistics were used to depict the distribution of self-concept, correlational statistics were used to explore the relationship between the five subscales of the DOSC, and analysis of variance was used to identify the effects of sex, age, and GPA. A moderate correlation (.52) between student aspiration levels and perceived leadership and initiative ability was found. According to the analysis of variance, GPA was statistically significant for the Leadership and Initiative subscale of the DOSC. In the case of the Level of Aspiration subscale, gender, age, and GPA were all significant. The students included in this pilot study were found to be comparable to those of the DOSC norming group. (Contains 14 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Dimensions of Self Concept