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ERIC Number: EJ1136073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
The Constraining Effect of Pre-Training Leadership Self-Efficacy Beliefs on Change in Post-Training Leadership Self-Efficacy Beliefs
McCormick, Michael J.; Tanguma, Jesús
Journal of Leadership Education, v6 n1 p108-126 Win 2007
In a non-equivalent control group design 280 student volunteers participated in an examination of the impact of a leadership training on the development of leadership self-efficacy perceptions among trainees. The training was designed to present multiple exposures to four kinds of efficacy information Bandura (1997) proposes influences the self-efficacy estimate. One-half of the group completed a 15-week undergraduate leadership class while the other half completed various undergraduate psychology classes. Pre- and post-training measures were collected. The results showed the training group perceived having experienced more leadership-related efficacy information than the control group. A test for main effects of training indicated no significant change in LSE. Those participants' low in initial LSE showed a significant increase in post-training LSE. The greater plasticity of individuals low in LSE suggests the practical utility of leadership training on trainees' LSE is influenced by their pre-training LSE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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