Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
Leadership, Student activities
1 online resource (44 pages)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the type of activity or type of role played within an activity influenced expectations of leader behavior. One-hundred forty-five adult leaders, student leaders, and student group members of high school basketball teams, bands, journalism staffs, and student government associations were surveyed regarding their expectations of ideal adult leaders, student leaders, and leaders in general across eight leadership constructs. Multivariate analysis of variance results suggest that the type of activity influences group expectations of adult activity leaders. Results also suggest that women expect more consideration from student leaders and leaders in general than do males. Further analyses determined that students expect more initiation of structure, networking, and expertise from adult leaders than student leaders.
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Beyer, Charles Edward, "A Comparison of High School Student and Adult Expectations of Leader Behavior" (1995). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4972.