ERIC Number: EJ1051894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Effects of Diversity Experiences on Socially Responsible Leadership over Four Years of College
Parker, Eugene T., III; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v6 n4 p219-230 Dec 2013
Regarding collegiate experiences, several studies have examined the effects of diversity experiences on educational, psychosocial, and other college outcomes (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). However, there exists a limited body of research, which has focused on the impact of those types of experiences on leadership development among students attending institutions of higher education. This study examined the impact of college students' experiences with diversity on leadership growth and development, particularly the social change model's concept of socially responsible leadership (Higher Education Research Institute [HERI], 1996). Using data from a multi-institutional longitudinal study, the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, this study investigated the association between diversity experiences and socially responsible leadership, among 1,946 students from the beginning to the end of their collegiate careers. The findings of the present study parallel the prior research, which support the positive effects of diversity on college students, by suggesting that diversity experiences positively impact student leadership development. Also, this study addressed relevant implications for higher education and student affairs professionals.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Social Responsibility, Student Experience, Diversity (Institutional), Longitudinal Studies, Higher Education, Pretests Posttests, Predictor Variables, Leadership, Social Change, Correlation, Investigations, Undergraduate Students, Individual Development, Liberal Arts, Cognitive Development, College Outcomes Assessment, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement