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ERIC Number: ED530490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 175
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1247-5241-9
Emotional Leadership: How Students Make Meaning of Emotion in Their Undergraduate Leadership Experience
Frye, David A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
The purpose of this study was to explore the ways that students make meaning of emotion in their leadership experiences in order to understand their preparedness in and perspectives on the skills claimed to be needed in the knowledge economy. The researcher developed a Conceptual Model of Emotional Leadership which established a set of emotion-rich leadership situations that became the basis for interview questions student leader experiences. The experiences of twelve student leader participants from North Carolina State University demonstrated that students take four approaches to making meaning of emotion in their leadership experiences: (a) perceiving leadership as a stressor; (b) constructing an image of themselves as an effective leader; (c) finding fault with others' actions; and (d) building relationships. In addition, the student participants were found to use some Emotional Intelligence abilities to support and facilitate their leadership behaviors. The findings indicate that both students and practitioners could benefit from a better understanding of Emotional Intelligence. In addition, the Conceptual Model of Emotional Leadership could be the beginning of an evolving model of emotional leadership. [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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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina