Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The purpose of this study was to describe the psychological types of student leaders and non-leaders at a private liberal arts college. The aim of this study was to determine whether there were statistically significant differences in the frequency of types for leaders and non-leaders, for leaders and subgroup leaders, and for male leaders and female leaders. The theoretical rationale for this investigation is based upon the psychological type theories of Carl Jung (1933, 1971) and Isabel Briggs Myers (1962, 1980).;The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was given to freshmen at Franklin and Marshall College during freshmen orientation from 1976 through 1982. These subjects were identified as leaders or non-leaders on the basis of leadership involvement in one or more of six leader subgroups. These leader subgroups included intercollegiate varsity athletes, communications leaders, fraternity and sorority leaders, academic and senior honor students, Resident Assistants, and student government leaders.;Three hypotheses were formulated to address the purpose and aim of this study. Hypothesis #1 investigated the difference in the frequency of types for the leader and non-leader populations. Hypothesis #2 investigated the differences between the leader subgroups and the rest of the leader population. Hypothesis #3 investigated the differences in the frequency of types for the male leader population and the female leader population. Expected frequencies and chi-square analysis were used to determine statistical differences and statistical differences and statistical significances for the data.;The results of the study suggest that there are statistically significant differences in the frequency of types for the leader and non-leader populations, for the leader population and the leader subgroup populations, and for the male leader population and the female leader population.
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Leavenworth, Paul G., "Differences in the psychological types of student leaders and non-leaders at a private liberal arts college" (1984). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618522.