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ERIC Number: EJ1204291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
"I Didn't Just Want a Degree": Students' Perceptions about Benefits from Participation in Student Leadership Programmes
van der Meer, Jacques; Skalicky, Jane; Speed, Harriet
Journal of Leadership Education, v18 n1 p25-44 Jan 2019
Increasingly, universities are involved in providing leadership development opportunities that support students' academic endeavours and their personal and professional development, including employability and citizenship skills. Leadership experiences are beneficial not only for students, but also for universities, the wider community, and future employers. To develop a greater understanding of students' perceived benefits of their involvement in peer leadership activities, a group of Australasian universities participated in a pilot survey based on the United States "National Survey of Peer Leadership." Overall, the results suggest students believe they benefit from peer leadership experiences across a range of key outcomes areas, most prominently creative problem solving, appreciation of diversity, and a sense of belonging and contributing to the university community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand