Open Access Graduate Research Paper
According to Wilton Pruitt (1965), Dean of Student Personnel Services at Trenton State College, "leadership is a functional complex of attitudes, sensitivity, and skill, rather than a special ability held by an elect few" (p. 35). Too often, people are elected to an office and are quickly, without question, identified as leaders. Whether it is on a college campus or in city government, winning an election does not qualify one as a leader. A leader is one with the ability to function effectively in groups and to motivate others. More specifically, leadership is, as defined by Mabey (1985), "... being able to relate effectively to others, being highly productive, and being directed toward making a contribution to society in an arena of one's choice" (p. 5).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Thomas W. Hansmeier
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©1988 Oren R. Griffin
Griffin, Oren R., "The development of student leadership through student government and student organizations" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 2444.