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ERIC Number: EJ1122119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Children's Implicit Leadership Theories in Middle Childhood: Christian Children's Perceptions in the Cavite Province
Oliveira, Karla Adriane CorrĂȘa
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v25 n3 p251-272 2016
This mixed methods study explored the implicit leadership theories (ILTs) of children from Christian elementary schools in the Philippines, in response to the lack of importance attached to leadership ideas and leadership developmental experiences that occur in childhood. Jesus was the most frequently cited leader by the children who also showed a preference for the male stereotype for leadership. Among the nominated leader's roles, religious figures, parents, teachers, and politicians received consideration from the children. The themes on leader's attributes were categorized into four factors: (a) socioemotional, (b) spiritual-moral, (c) cognitive, and (d) physical. Males, older children, and non-Catholic participants were more likely to choose male leaders. Girls, Catholics, and young children were more likely to nominate a female leader.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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