Publication Date

1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Gray, Philip A.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication Studies

LCSH

Child psychology||Leadership||Camps--Psychological aspects

Abstract

This study investigated leadership traits in children's groups. In contrast to other similar studies, the method used was a Naturalistic approach that identified leadership traits, among children in a non-structured, camp environment. The method and subjects were selected with the belief that they would allow the greatest insight into the natural behavior of children. The researcher's 10-week field study provided an opportunity to observe and record physical, verbal and group/social characteristics of subjects in groups of children. Characteristics of the emergent leaders in the 10 groups were compared to determine which traits appeared consistently. The researcher noted individual and group trends that were not addressed in the original hypotheses but appeared to influence who became a group leader.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [135]-138.

Extent

150 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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