ERIC Number: EJ1061354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
College Student Motivation to Lead in Relation to Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Leadership Self-Efficacy
Cho, YoonJung; Harrist, Steve; Steele, Misty; Murn, Lindsay T.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n1 p32-44 Jan 2015
We investigated basic need satisfaction and leadership self-efficacy as psychological antecedents of college students' motivation to lead (MTL), while controlling for individual differences by gender and academic class. Preliminary analyses revealed significant gender differences with males scoring higher than females on calculative MTL and classification differences with seniors scoring higher on affective-identity MTL compared to less advanced students in college. When these demographic differences were controlled for, need satisfaction for competence was significantly associated with all 3 types of MTL through the mediation effect of leadership self-efficacy. Need satisfaction for relatedness was significantly associated with social-normative MTL and calculative MTL.
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Leadership, Psychological Needs, Need Gratification, Self Efficacy, Gender Differences, College Seniors, Individual Differences, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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