Abstract DiChiara - Fraternal Leadership

Fraternal Leadership: Differences in Leadership Practices Among Four Governing Greek Councils

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TITLE Fraternal Leadership: Differences in Leadership Practices Among Four Governing Greek Councils
 
RESEARCHER Anthony N. DiChiara
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Unpublished master’s thesis: May 2007

OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study was to examine the leadership practices of students affiliated with fraternities and sororities.

METHODOLOGY
The Student Leadership Practices Inventory was administered to affiliated members of fraternities and sororities enrolled at a major research institution located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States (N = 300; response rate = 33%). Cronbach alpha for the entire instrument was .90.

KEY FINDINGS
The most frequently engaged in leadership practice was Enable, followed by Encourage, Model, Inspire, and Challenge. There were no statistically significant differences on any of the five leadership practices between members of the four governing councils (Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and United Council Fraternities and Sororities).

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