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ERIC Number: EJ980968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1552-9045
Impact of Personal Growth Projects on Leadership Identity Development
Odom, Summer F.; Boyd, Barry L.; Williams, Jennifer
Journal of Leadership Education, v11 n1 p49-63 Win 2012
Within personal leadership education courses, leadership educators should include experiences which help students develop themselves as leaders. In this article, the authors discuss results from a qualitative research study involving the analysis of Personal Growth Project (PGP) assignments in a personal leadership education collegiate course. The authors analyzed PGP assignments using the lens of the Leadership Identity Development model (Komives et al., 2005). All aspects of the developing self component of the model including deepening self-awareness, building self-confidence, establishing interpersonal efficacy, applying new skills, and expanding motivations were evident in student reflections about their PGP. The PGP assignment seems to be very effective in promoting the development of students' leadership identity, especially in the "developing self" category of the Leadership Identity Model (Komives et al., 2005). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas