How Leaders And Non Leaders Throughout Higher Education Setting

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5. Discussion
The purpose of this study was to explore what differentiate leaders and non-leaders in study teams in higher education setting. To this end, I have interviewed eight students and conducted two non-participant observations. The qualitative content analysis approach was used in data analysis. The findings provide several interesting points in terms of emergent leadership in study teams.
In line with Offermann et al. (1994), the results suggest that most of respondents perceive and regard it as a positive concept. There might be two reasons for this: one is the concept of leadership seems positive; the other is that most of researches discuss the good side of leadership and this guides readers to think leadership positively.
Based on data analysis, leadership in this study tend to be a perceptive process. The findings provide evidence that traits and behaviours are two important leadership perception basis. Consistent with Implicit leadership Theories (Lord et al., 1984; Kenny et al., 1994; Berson et al., 2006), the respondents seem to have their own cognitive framework of behaviours and traits to identify leadership and tend to focus on these traits and behaviours unless researcher mentioned other traits and behaviours. The results suggest that the categories tend to be positive. This finding could support that leadership is a conceptual process and explain why leadership are perceived as positive at most of time. It could be found that there are to some extent

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