ERIC Number: ED482472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-16
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The Intellectual Capacity of Leadership Competencies as Perceived by Past Members of a Collegiate Sophomore Leadership Course.
Williams, Jennifer R.; Townsend, Christine D.
The purpose of this study was to determine how well selected leadership competencies were remembered and used 1, 2, and 3 years after the completion of a structured collegiate leadership course. The study also investigated self-perceived leadership skills of the students 1, 2, and 3 years removed from the course and the use of selected leadership competencies compared to leadership experience. A 3-part survey was prepared and e-mailed to 25 members of the spring 2000 class, 24 members from spring 2001, and 25 members of the spring 2002 class. Students reported the same "amount" of knowledge comprehension about the 12 leadership competencies whether they had taken the class, 1, 2, or 3, years earlier. Students applied the competencies with the same regularity whether they had taken the course 1, 2, or 3 years earlier. There were no statistically significant differences between self-perceived leadership skills and the number of years after the collegiate leadership course. Findings did suggest that the use of certain leadership competencies was enhanced with time. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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