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ERIC Number: EJ1122389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
Profiling the Youth Leader: Personality and Emotional Intelligence Trends and Their Relationship to Leadership Skills
McElravy, L. J.; Hastings, Lindsay J.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v55 n1 p134-151 2014
The transfer of leadership to younger generations is an important factor in agricultural communities and is likely one reason developing leaders is a central mission of many youth organizations, including 4-H and FFA. In adults, researchers have extensively explored the relationship between personality traits and leadership (Judge, Bono, Ilies, & Gerhardt, 2002), but a clear profile of youth leaders has not been developed. This profile could help in planning for and developing the next generation of community leaders. In this study, we explored the relationship between traits, including the Big-Five model of personality and emotional intelligence, and self-perceived leadership skills in youth participating in summer leadership conferences. Emotional intelligence and age predicted the youths' self-perceived leadership skills. The potential need for youth leadership development programming to include, and perhaps even focus on, emotional intelligence is outlined.
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
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