Developing emerging leaders in the library profession : program content, self-efficacy and leadership

Romaniuk, Mary-Jo Holash (2014) Developing emerging leaders in the library profession : program content, self-efficacy and leadership. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis used experimental and qualitative methods to determine that a typical, formal library leadership development intervention significantly enhanced the leadership self-efficacy of participants. The investigation also ascertained what program content and attributes affected leadership self-efficacy and how these elements either deterred or enhanced leadership self-efficacy development. Self-efficacy is critical to leadership emergence and effectiveness. Leadership succession has been identified as an issue in the library profession and society as a whole. The research confirmed that leadership development interventions with appropriate structure and content can be an effective mechanism to foster the emergence of leaders.

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ID Code: 78447
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Haycock, Ken, Partridge, Helen, & Bruce, Christine
Keywords: leadership , leadership development programs, leadership development, leadership self-efficacy, self-efficacy, library administration, library leadership, emerging leaders, mixed methods, self-confidence
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2014 23:44
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 05:37

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