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ERIC Number: ED552644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 124
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-6638-4
An Exploration of Community College Students' Experiences with a Leadership Program
Lloyd, Charles R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northeastern University
Through the analysis of qualitative data, this interpretative phenomenological study investigated the lived experiences of community college students to gain an understanding of how they perceived their participation in leadership training. The research draws on the data gathered from in-depth interviews with three community college students attending a public institution in the northeastern United States. Utilizing student development theory as a theoretical framework, this study provided rich descriptions of the participants' experiences following leadership training and the sense they constructed from their experiences. The emergent themes produced by this study included (1) sense of belonging and positive relationships, (2) increased self-confidence, (3) increased self-awareness and self-monitoring, (4) understanding of personal identity, and (5) willingness to take initiative. This study served as a step to further understand the community college demographic participating in leadership training as there is an inherent lack of empirical literature in this realm. Based on student perceptions, the findings of this phenomenological study suggest leadership training can provide great benefits for community college students. [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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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