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Departmental Honors




The goal of the proposed study is to assess whether particular personality styles of leaders relate to both their management style and degree of perceived work success of the individuals they help guide or direct. The basic question that underlies my hypotheses is: Does the personality style of the leader of a group affect the leadership style, group productivity, and group cooperation? I will be using the Big Five Inventory (John, Donahue, & Kentle 1991) and the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI) (Kouzes & Posner, 2006a; Kouzes & Posner, 2006b) to measure these constructs. Using a Repeated Measures ANOVA on these variables and a simple Pearson correlational test, I will analyze correlations of the variables to determine whether my initial hypotheses were correct.



Faculty Mentor

Scott Bates

Departmental Honors Advisor

Scott Bates