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ERIC Number: ED023376
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Personality Types of Student Leaders in a State University and a Junior College.
Malin, Thomas E.
This study undertook to determine (1) the dominant personality types of students participating in student activities, (2) the personality differences between student leaders at a state university and at a junior college, and (3) the personality differences between male and female student leaders. Twenty-eight student leaders from Flint Community Junior College and 41 from the University of Missouri were given the Vocational Preference Inventory test, of which only the following 14-item scales were used: realistic, intellectual, social, artistic, conventional, and enterprising. The social type was dominant (39%), the artistic type was second (28%), and the enterprising was third (17%) for both institutions. The university student leaders scored higher than the junior college leaders on the enterprising scale. The dominant type for the male student leaders was the enterprising (33%), while for the females it was the social (45%). The personality type of student leader can provide a clue to the style of leadership he will follow in administering or supervising his particular organization. The selection of students for leadership positions could be based on a successful pairing of their personality types with the demands of specific organizations. (HH)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Holland Vocational Preference Inventory