Leadership skills of first-year students at public universities in Jordan

Aieman Ahmad Al-Omari, Abdullah Mohammad Abu Tineh, Samer Mohammad Khasawneh

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The purpose of this study was to examine the pre-college leadership skills of first-year students and examine differences by gender on eight distinct scales. The Student Leadership Outcomes Inventory defined these eight scales. A total of 296 participants were chosen to participate in the study from a population of all first-year students at a public university in Jordan. Participants reported moderate levels of leadership skills on all eight scales. However, differences by gender were found on the technology scale of the instrument. Overall, it would seem that students matriculate with some intact leadership skills. Administrators might use this baseline skill level when designing leadership development opportunities for students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-266
Number of pages16
JournalResearch in Post-Compulsory Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Jordan
  • Leadership
  • Leadership skills
  • Public universities
  • Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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