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Boren, Amy E.; Morales, Sarahi – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore how team members identify the social loafers on their teams and how they explain and manage social loafers' behavior. The participants (n = 49) in the study included members of student teams participating in a service project as a part of their coursework. We collected multiple sources of information:…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Student Behavior
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Preston-Cunningham, Tammie; Elbert, Chanda D.; Dooley, Kim E. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
The researchers employed qualitative methods to evaluate first-year female students' definition of "leadership" through involvement in the Women's Learning Circle. The findings revealed that students defined leadership in two dimensions: traits and behaviors. The qualitative findings explore a multidimensional approach to the voices of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Freshmen, Females, Definitions
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Fritz, Mackenzie R.; Guthrie, Kathy L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
Values clarification is a dynamic process in which people come to understand what they individually view as important in their lives by placing a name or label to what one values. This process commonly occurs during the traditional college years and is a critical component of leadership education. This qualitative study examined how junior-level…
Descriptors: Values Clarification, Leadership Training, Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students
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Strawn, Kellie; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
This qualitative study explored the leadership development outcomes associated with specific experiences in a one-year, intensive leadership development program at a large northwest research university. Students highlighted three programmatic experiences for their effectiveness: (a) faculty mentoring, (b) participation in a weekly seminar, and (c)…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Mentors, Outcomes of Education, Experiential Learning
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Preston-Cunningham, Tammie; Boyd, Barry L.; Elbert, Chanda D.; Dooley, Kim E.; Peck-Parrott, Kelli – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
This study investigates the perceptions of leadership of African American undergraduate males who attend a predominately-White institution in the Southwest after participation in a leadership development program. Research concerning African American undergraduate males in education has been from a deficit-orientated narrative and focused primarily…
Descriptors: Males, Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Academic Achievement
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Downing, Megan S. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
In a qualitative study assessing students' perceptions of faculty-student interaction in the online learning environment, findings demonstrated that students make meaning of faculty-student interaction in ways that align with authentic leadership behaviors. Faculty interaction, or lack thereof, shaped students' perceptions of faculty authenticity…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 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…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Leadership, Leadership Training, Professional Identity
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Buschlen, Eric; Warner, Cathleen; Goffnett, Sean – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Each year, millions of people around the world are affected by natural disasters. Following these disasters, many students from colleges and universities arrive to support the affected areas. These seamless leadership learning opportunities engage students by allowing them to implement the concepts they learned in a classroom. Humanitarian relief…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Leadership Training, College Students, Student Leadership
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Banerjee, Dina – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Very little is known about leadership at an individual level in the scholarship of leadership and social change. In this study using institutional ethnography as a research method, I survey graduate students of the Organizational Development and Leadership program of a mid-Atlantic university. Qualitative data analyses reveal that majority of the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Leadership, Organizational Development, Graduate Students
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Odom, Summer F. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
This exploratory, qualitative, descriptive study examined undergraduate student perspectives of pedagogy used in an undergraduate leadership elective course to describe how students view the effectiveness and impact of pedagogies used in the course. Undergraduate students (n = 28) reflected on the effectiveness of the pedagogies and the learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Leadership Training
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Wildermuth, Cristina de-Mello-e-Souza; Smith-Bright, Elaine; Noll-Wilson, Sarah; Fink, Alex – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Case in Point (CIP) is an interactive leadership development method pioneered by Ronald Heifetz. CIP instructors follow a fluid class structure, in which group dynamics and student concerns become catalysts for learning. CIP proponents defend the method's potential to help students experience real life leadership challenges. To date, however, very…
Descriptors: Risk, Rewards, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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McKim, Aaron J.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Researchers conducted a qualitative analysis of students' experiences while enrolled in an interdisciplinary leadership minor with the intent to determine programmatic inputs that spur leadership development. Based on students' reflections, three domains of programmatic inputs for leadership development within the minor were identified. These…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Specialization
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Burbank, Michael; Odom, Summer F.; Sandlin, M'Randa R. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Leadership educators seek to understand how they can better develop leadership among their students through formal and informal course experiences. The purpose of this study was to understand how undergraduate students perceive reasons for changes in their leadership practices, after completing a personal leadership education course. The course…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Behavior Change
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Ingerson, Kati; Bruce, Jackie – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to understand if selected leadership pedagogy (hands on activities) utilized in an organizational behavior classroom contributed to the development of workplace readiness skills. Since successful organizational behavior classes and hands on learning can lead to successful graduates, the importance of leadership…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Feedback (Response), Leadership Training, Teaching Methods
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Zimmerman, Jeff – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
This paper provides an insightful perspective to the common problem facing many global leadership educators across the U.S.: helping students understand "global leadership" while they sit in U.S. classrooms. The instructor of an undergraduate leadership course addressed this problem by recreating for U.S. students in local "cultural…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Leadership Training, Culture Conflict
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