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'I didnít just want a degree': studentsí perceptions about benefits from participation in student leadership programmes


van der Meer, J and Skalicky, J and Speed, H, 'I didn't just want a degree': students' perceptions about benefits from participation in student leadership programmes, Journal of Leadership Education, 18, (1) pp. 25-44. ISSN 1552-9045 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.12806/V18/I1/R3


Increasingly, universities are involved in providing leadership development opportunities that support studentsí academic endeavours and their personal and professional development, including employability and citizenship skills. Leadership experiences are beneficial not only for students, but also for universities, the wider community, and future employers. To develop a greater understanding of studentsí perceived benefits of their involvement in peer leadership activities, a group of Australasian universities participated in a pilot survey based on the United States National Survey of Peer Leadership. Overall, the results suggest students believe they benefit from peer leadership experiences across a range of key outcomes areas, most prominently creative problem solving, appreciation of diversity, and a sense of belonging and contributing to the university community.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:peer leader experiences, benefits, extra-curricular programmes, student leadership, graduate attributes
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Skalicky, J (Dr Jane Skalicky)
UTAS Author:Speed, H (Dr Harriet Speed)
ID Code:129026
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:ED Student Life and Enrichment
Deposited On:2018-11-02
Last Modified:2021-09-07

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