ERIC Number: EJ1023140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Contributors to Women's Leadership Development in Christian Higher Education: A Model and Emerging Theory
Dahlvig, Jolyn; Longman, Karen A.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v23 n1 p5-28 2014
A theory of women's leadership development within the context of Christian higher education is proposed, based on qualitative research involving 16 participants. Motivators to advance into leadership roles were: (a) a sense of relational responsibility; (b) awareness of calling and giftedness for leadership, and (c) a mentoring relationship or role model. These emerging leaders typically experienced both validation and resistance that shaped the trajectory of their leadership journeys. Validation contributed to greater self-efficacy, resulting in motivation to engage broader leadership; conversely, some leaders experienced resistance and devaluation. The emerging theory recognizes the influence of environmental context and self-awareness.
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Higher Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role, Mentors, Self Efficacy, Figurative Language, Religious Factors, Occupational Aspiration, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory, Interviews, Leadership Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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