ERIC Number: EJ1131932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Leadership Identity Development through an Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor
Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.
Journal of Leadership Education, v15 n1 p31-43 2016
Leadership development among postsecondary students can occur through a variety of experiences; one such experience is a leadership minor. The purpose of this descriptive interpretive study was to analyze students' experiences while enrolled in a leadership minor with a focus on exploring evidence of leadership identity development. By exploring the leadership identity development of students enrolled in a leadership minor, we sought to provide valuable information for professionals within postsecondary leadership education offering, or planning to offer a leadership minor. Our analysis revealed changes in the leadership identity and skill development of students involved in the leadership minor. Implications and recommendations for leadership development programs, specifically leadership minors, are discussed.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Leadership, Leadership Training, Professional Identity, Student Experience, Skill Development, Qualitative Research, Elective Courses, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Evidence, Student Attitudes, Administrator Education, Program Descriptions
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: Oregon