Title

The leadership styles of student council officers in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Leadership, Student Government

Abstract

This study used a descriptive type of research design to identify the styles of leadership used by most of the student council officers in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. Respondents were 103 student leaders of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute and were chosen using purposive sampling. The research utilized and adapted modified tool from Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model (2012). Data was analysed using frequency distribution, percentage, and chi square test. The study concluded the following: (1) majority of the respondents were 19-35 years old, female, eldest, second year college students, from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences and mostly involved in academic organization; (2) the respondents exhibited a democratic type of leadership; (3) there was no significant difference in the leadership style of the student council officers when they were grouped according to age, gender, family ordinal position and organizational involvement. However, there was significant difference in the leadership style of the student council officers when they were grouped according to year level and college affiliation.

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