ERIC Number: EJ1131614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Perceived Impact of Peer Leadership Experiences on College Academic Performance
Skipper, Tracy L.; Keup, Jennifer R.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v54 n1 p95-108 2017
Open-ended data from the 2009 National Survey of Peer Leaders were analyzed to explore the impact of peer leadership on academic performance. While most participants suggested the experience had no effect on academics, perceptions varied by role. Peer leaders in academic and community service roles described increased skills and understanding of academic concepts, while resident assistants more commonly noted a negative influence. Implications for reframing peer leader experiences to support broader developmental outcomes are explored.
Descriptors: National Surveys, Peer Influence, Leadership, Academic Achievement, College Students, Program Effectiveness, Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Coping, Leadership Responsibility, Grade Point Average, Correlation, Time Management, Educational Resources, Role Models, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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