Higher Education Students
To compare the leadership practices of women in two different (coeducational
and single sex) college settings.
The Leadership Practices Inventory (Self) was distributed to senior
female students at two private colleges: Mills College (Oakland, CA) and University of the
Incarnate Word (San Antonio). The former college is non-denominational, with 824 female
undergraduate students and the latter is secular with 1,685 male and female students.
Surveys were distributed in one class at each institution, with 26 received from Mills and
33 received from UIW.
Respondents from University of the Incarnate Word reported
significantly higher overall LPI scores than those from Mills College. The leadership
practices of Modeling and Encouraging were also significantly higher for those from the
co-educational institution than those from the single-sex institution.