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Leadership and leader developmental self efficacy: Their role in enhancing leader development efforts

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
JournalNew Directions for Student Leadership
Issue number149
Early online date18 Feb 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Feb 2016


Self-efficacy is a significant predictor of many behaviors, particularly when it is domain-specific as opposed to general. The authors distinguish leader efficacy from leader developmental efficacy, and discuss the implications of both for engagement and success in leader development across early and middle years of the lifespan. Implications for goal setting and motivation are considered. The assessment and development of leader efficacy and leader developmental efficacy, as well as implications and applications for understanding leader development before,
during, and after college are discussed.

    Research areas

  • leadership, self efficacy , leadership development, student leadership

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