Accession Number ADA565314
Title Leader Identity, Individual Differences, and Leader Self-Development.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 34p
Personal Author J. M. Brunner M. Key-Roberts S. Halpin
Abstract This research is an extension of the Baseline Officer Longitudinal Development Study (BOLDS), an ongoing longitudinal project initiated at the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) in 1994. West Point graduates from the class of 1998 were recruited from a 10-year reunion celebration during the fall of 2008. Ninety-nine Soldiers completed online measures of leadership and performance. The focus of the present research was on four potential predictors of leader self-development: leader identity, leader self-efficacy, motivation to lead, and learning goal orientation. Contrary to expectations, leader identity was not a strong predictor of leader- initiated developmental activity. Consistent with prior research and theory, support for a strong relationship between leader identity, leader self-efficacy, and motivation to lead was demonstrated. Finally, results indicate that motivation to lead alone does not mediate the relationship between identity, self-efficacy, and leader self-development behavior. Overall, results suggest that seeing oneself as a leader and believing in one's capabilities to lead may be precursors to feeling motivated to participate in leadership roles. Additionally, Soldiers who are motivated to lead are more likely to engage in leader self-development behaviors when they view abilities as something that can be developed.
Keywords Army personnel
Bolds(Baseline officer longitudinal development study)
Graduates
Individual differences
Leader development
Leader identity
Leader self-development
Leader self-efficacy
Leadership
Learning
Learning goal orientation
Motivation
Motivation to lead
Officer personnel
Performance(Human)
Personnel development
Predictions
Theory
United states military academy


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Air Force Space Development and Test Directorate, Kirtland AFB, NM.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Oct 2010-May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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