Does Leadership Development Matters? A Qualitative Inquiry of Students’ Perspective
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- Leadership, Leadership Skills, Leadership Development, Student Leadership Development
This research is about student leadership development. The aims of this study is to reveal in-depth students’ understanding of leadership development and their views on the perceived impact. This study used a qualitative approach, with Focus Group Discussion (FGD) as data collection technique. Participants are 12 leaders of student organizations who were selected by purposive sampling. The FGD discussed five sub-themes, i.e., the importance of leadership, the importance of leadership development programs, leadership attributes, the evaluation of student leadership development programs and the future model of leadership development. This study found that participants regarded leadership skills as very important, both during university and as a provision to take part in work or society at large. Leadership development programs on campus are considered as an important means of obtaining the necessary leadership skills. Furthermore, participants assessed the importance of a continuing development program, which uses a variety of methods and contents, and is always evaluated for its effectiveness. In the future, student leadership development models need to consider the suitability of content with the dynamics of changing student needs.
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TY - CONF AU - Marwansyah AU - Wida Oktavia Suciyani AU - Husna Candranurani Oktavia AU - Rima Midiyanti AU - Jaka Sastrawan PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/22 TI - Does Leadership Development Matters? A Qualitative Inquiry of Students’ Perspective BT - Proceedings of the International Seminar of Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 675 EP - 682 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.201221.108 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.201221.108 ID - 2020 ER -