Date Approved

9-20-2007

Embargo Period

3-28-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Subject(s)

African American Greek letter societies; African American students--Attitudes

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

Abstract

The participants in this study consisted of 76 African-American students at Rowan University in the spring 2005 semester. The purpose of the study was to replicate the research of Kimbrough (1995) exploring the attitudes of two groups of selected African American students regarding the impact of Black Greek organizations on the development of personal leadership. Subjects completed a survey indicating their level of leadership skills and activities, attitudes of Black Greek organizations and their leadership, along with demographic information. Members of Black Greek organizations (BGOs) and-non-members were compared to determine if there were attitudinal differences. The information collected from the participants was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Findings from the study supported Kimbrough's research. Namely, African American non-members and members of Black Greek organizations shared similar views on the importance of leadership, and leadership status.

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