ERIC Number: EJ1135050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Research Themes, Authors, and Methodologies in the "Journal of Leadership Education": A Five-Year Look
Edgar, Leslie D.; Boyd, Barry; Rutherford, Tracy; Briers, Gary E.
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n2 p147-166 Fall 2009
According to a survey of professionals in agricultural education, "The Journal of Leadership Education" ("JOLE") is a new and primary outlet of leadership education research and professional scholarship. The purpose of this study was to assess five years of JOLE's primary and secondary research theme areas, frequent primary and secondary research themes by year, prolific authorship, and research methods and types using a mixed-methods design. A compilation of the research results is reported. Research themes appear cyclic and add little to improving an apparent lack of research continuity. Research must continue to determine cycle depth and the influence on research in leadership education as an integrated specialization area of agricultural education. This research may be used comparatively with the National Research Agenda to determine where future research should be focused.
Descriptors: Research Needs, Units of Study, Authors, Research Methodology, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Journal Articles, Agricultural Education, Thematic Approach, Information Sources, Bibliometrics, Longitudinal Studies, Mixed Methods Research, Content Analysis, Questionnaires
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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