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ERIC Number: EJ1221134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Effect of Peer-Led Leadership Workshops on Leadership Skills among Middle School Students in India
Jambunathan, Saigeetha; Jayaraman, J. D.; Jayaraman, Keerthi; Jayaraman, Adithi
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v33 n3 p399-413 2019
This study researched the effect of peer-led leadership workshops on the perception of leadership skills among middle school children in India. Five hundred ninety-eight 10- to 14-year-old students participated in this study. The students completed a 20-item Likert-type survey that assessed their perceptions of their own leadership skills and skills essential for an effective leader and the students rank ordered the traits of a leader from 1 ("highest") to 10 ("lowest"). The students completed the survey pre- and postworkshop. The workshops were led by two female high school students who were trained to conduct these workshops. The students were taught four main concepts of leadership -- traits of good/bad leader, public speaking, self-confidence, and problem solving. The results showed significant differences in the totals scores of leadership self-perception, perception of essential leadership skills, and the four subscales, pre- and postworkshop (p < 0.001). The first statement, regarding the leader's ability to communicate effectively, saw the most change in the ranking, followed by the second statement, regarding a leader being inspirational. The one-factor ANOVA showed that there was a significant (p < 0.01) difference in the self and leader variables only by age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India