The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that either prompt or prevent undergraduate student participation in leadership development activities. A survey including 35 items was created. The survey was rated by experts for construct validity. Based on expert ratings, 17 items were retained. Internal reliability of the items was .87. Both a factor analysis and a qualitative analysis of the items indicated a single factor for student involvement centered on personal development. An analysis of demographic variables indicated that students planning to attend graduate school were more favorable toward involvement in student leadership activities. Implications for improving participation in student leadership activities are discussed.
Barram, Dirk; Wade, Scott; and Koch, Christopher
"Assessing Reasons for Involvement in Student Leadership Activities,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 11:
11, Article 2.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol11/iss11/2
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