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Developing a leadership identity: A grounded theory

Komives, Susan R. and Owen, Julie E. and Longerbeam, Susan D. and Mainella, Felicia C. and Osteen, Laura (2005) Developing a leadership identity: A grounded theory. Journal of College Student Development, 46 (6). pp. 593-611. ISSN 1543-3382


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This grounded theory study on developing a leadership identity revealed a 6-stage developmental process. The thirteen diverse students in this study described their leadership identity as moving from a leader-centric view to one that embraced leadership as a collaborative, relational process. Developing a leadership identity was connected to the categories of developmental influences, developing self, group influences, students' changing view of self with others, and students' broadening view of leadership. A conceptual model illustrating the grounded theory of developing a leadership identity is presented.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright © 2005 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Journal of College Student Development, Volume 46, Issue 6, November/December, 2005, pages 593-611.
ID number or DOI: 10.1353/csd.2005.0061
Keywords: leadership; leadership identity; management; leadership quality; development;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Education > Educational Psychology
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 19:56
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/857

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