ERIC Number: EJ1130349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Defining Leadership: Collegiate Women's Learning Circles: A Qualitative Approach
Preston-Cunningham, Tammie; Elbert, Chanda D.; Dooley, Kim E.
Journal of Leadership Education, v16 n1 p133-147 Jan 2017
The researchers employed qualitative methods to evaluate first-year female students' definition of "leadership" through involvement in the Women's Learning Circle. The findings revealed that students defined leadership in two dimensions: traits and behaviors. The qualitative findings explore a multidimensional approach to the voices of 54 female students.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Freshmen, Females, Definitions, Individual Characteristics, Behavior, Gender Bias, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Communities of Practice, Student Attitudes
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A