M.A. in Higher Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Educational leadership; Mass media and education
Higher Education Administration
The primary focus of this study was to explore the role the media has on undergraduate student leadership. The study investigated traditional undergraduate student's understanding of leadership, personal leadership identities, perceptions of the media, and media viewing habits. Data about student views were collected by means of a survey using a series of Likert-style questions on a 5-point scale. Data were also collected with a two-part focus group series, investigating student's opinions on television, film, and leadership. Students reported the importance of leadership for undergraduate students, while identifying themselves with many of the characteristics of a leader. Students reported watching television and film for pleasure but identified a number of ways that it could be used for leadership education.
Krutoff, Alissa, "Student leadership: the influence of television and film on today's student leaders" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 635.