Investigating the Development of Adolescent Leadership Potential: A Longitudinal Case StudySAGE Research Methods Cases (2016)
My doctoral research project explored the development of adolescent leadership potential within a secondary Catholic school in Perth, Western Australia. Previous research efforts that looked at adolescent leadership did so by examining the perspectives of adults and children using a “snapshot” approach, but the longitudinal design of this project was chosen intentionally to investigate how leadership developed over time. Located within the interpretive paradigm, a 3-year longitudinal case study framed the data collection process. Data were collected from the staff and students most closely involved in a school-based student leadership development program through the exercise of four qualitative research methods. The methods included conducting semi-structured interviews, performing an extensive document search (of published literature and written communication at the school), taking researcher field notes (both in and out of interviews), and regularly maintaining a reflective field journal. These methods helped the researcher inductively conceptualize how one school-based program contributed to the development of adolescent leadership potential of participating students.
- Student Leadership,
- Adolescent Leadership,
- Leadership Development
Publication DateSummer December 4, 2016
Citation InformationGregory S. C. Hine. "Investigating the Development of Adolescent Leadership Potential: A Longitudinal Case Study" SAGE Research Methods Cases (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_hine/28/