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ERIC Number: ED424720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec-16
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Political Leadership Qualities of Bright Adolescents and Their Willingness To Lead.
Loh, Geraldine; Chang, Agnes Shook Cheong
This paper discusses the results of a study that investigated whether there are any significant differences in political leadership potential and willingness to lead among three groups of Singapore students from the Gifted Education Program (GEP) (n=86), the best Express Stream class (n=74), and the weakest Express Stream class (n=61). Data were collected through the use of a self-constructed questionnaire that measured potential for leadership, willingness to lead, expectations of national leaders, influence of parents, and influence of school. The findings of the study show that there were no significant differences in willingness to lead when the respondents were compared by educational stream or by sex. However, in terms of leadership potential, a significant difference was found to exist between males and females, with females showing a lead over the males. In conclusion, there was no significant difference between the streams, showing that the GEP students did not have higher leadership potential than their Express Stream counterparts. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore