Selected environmental factors influencing attainment of positions of leadership on a college campus : a case study of a leadership fraternity

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Nanci Coggin Motsinger (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: The concept of leadership as related to groups provided the framework for the examination of perceived behavior within a small group of fraternity men at a small (1150 students), liberal arts, church-related campus in the southeastern United States. It had been previously determined that the sample (Alpha Phi Omega) had held a preponderance of campus leadership elective posts consistently over a period of several years. The investigator selected the case method as the research design for the three year (1971, 1972, 1973) study. By procedures of observation, personal interviews, student and anecdotal records, it was determined that environmental factors had an effect upon leaders development. The five factors which were studied and analyzed were: (1) cooperation, (2) participation in fraternity approved activities, (3) group identification, (4) developmental tasks and (5) enculturation. These particular themes were selected because they appeared applicable to most formal organizations in our society and were deemed particularly appropriate to a socio-political framework of an educational organization.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
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