The Influence of Verbal Aggressiveness and Verbal Argumentativeness on College Student Leadership Styles
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
John C. Meyer
Committee Member 2
Committee Member 3
D. L. Conville
Committee Member 4
The behaviors and styles of leaders have been studied for many years yet, the study of college study leaders has not been as prevalent. This study examined the possible relationships between the levels of verbal aggressiveness and verbal argumentativeness and college student leadership styles as described by the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Kouzes & Posner 1995).
Using quantitative and qualitative approaches with multiple college student leadership groups at three different universities and community colleges, this study found that college student leaders are less verbally aggressive than student non-leaders, and are more verbally argumentative than student non-leaders. Furthermore, positive and negative correlations were found with the five leadership styles.
2008, Jane Anne Mattina
Mattina, Jane Anne, "The Influence of Verbal Aggressiveness and Verbal Argumentativeness on College Student Leadership Styles" (2008). Dissertations. 1216.
Higher Education Commons, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Commons, Organizational Communication Commons