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A study of group dynamics in educational leadership cohort and non-cohort groups.
Journal of Research in Leadership Education (2010)
  • Zorka Karanxha, University of South Florida
  • Bobbie Greenlee
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine group dynamics of educational leadership students in cohorts and make comparisons with the group dynamics characteristics of non-cohort students. Cohorts have emerged as dynamic and adaptive entities with attendant group dynamic processes that shape collective learning and action. Cohort (n=42) and non-cohort (n=51) students were surveyed on group variables of participation, communication, influence, trust, cohesiveness, empowerment, collaboration, and satisfaction. Descriptive statistics and effect size analyses were used for data analysis. Significant differences were identified in trust, cohesiveness, and satisfaction. However, findings show little effect on cohort structures in the areas of participation, communication, influence, empowerment and collaboration

Keywords
  • Leadership preparation,
  • cohort
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Zorka Karanxha and Bobbie Greenlee. "A study of group dynamics in educational leadership cohort and non-cohort groups." Journal of Research in Leadership Education Vol. 5 Iss. 11 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zorka_karanxha/10/