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ERIC Number: ED513672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-9398-3
An Evaluation of the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Women's Leadership Development Program
Ericksen, Kirsten S.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Old Dominion University
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Women's Institute for Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.) program to determine the immediate and long-term impact as defined by the alumni program participants from three cohorts (2008, 2005, 2003). A secondary focus of the career transition decision-making of recent W.I.L.D. participants was also investigated. Qualitative (individual interviews and W.I.L.D. inventory open-ended written responses) and quantitative [Career Transitions Inventory, (CTI), and the W.I.L.D. inventory] results were examined. Within group and between group differences were analyzed using a paired samples t-test, while a grounded theory approach indicated emerging themes for the immediate and long-term impact upon W.I.L.D. program participants. The W.I.L.D. program was found to have both an immediate and long-term impact for program participants. Systematic comparative analysis was used to develop the emerging themes related to leadership skills, leadership knowledge/information, and other beneficial components. Significant differences were found related to participants' perceived leadership skills. Implications based on the findings are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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