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ERIC Number: EJ1127642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2159-0281
Servant Leadership Theory and the Emergency Services Student
Russell, Eric James
Journal of Instructional Research, v3 p64-72 2014
This present case study explores the influence a servant leadership class had on a group of emergency service students' understanding of the roles and characteristics of a leader. The setting for the study was a state university in the Western United States. The six participants were undergraduate emergency services majors that underwent a 15-week servant leadership class. After completing the 15-week class, the six participants demonstrated a shift in their understanding of leadership based on their responses collected from pre-tests and post-tests. The findings of the study demonstrated that the students' understanding of the roles and characteristics of a leader was more aligned with servant leadership attributes after the 15-week class. As such, this study's findings add to the existing body of knowledge associated with servant leadership pedagogy within emergency service academia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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