HomeHarvestvol. 10 no. 1 (2014)

PERCEIVED EFFECTS OF STUDENTS’ LEADERSHIP ROLE ON PERSONALITY AND RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS AND ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT

Esperanza Balatbat | Ginaline L. Rodriguez | Nishelle Garcia

Discipline: Personality

 

Abstract:

This study investigated the perceived effects of students’ leadership role on their personality and relationship with others, and their academic engagement. Participants of the study were presidents and vice-presidents of the accredited student organizations in Baliuag University for school year 2013-2014. The researchers used the descriptive research design to determine the perceived effects of students’ leadership role on their personality and relationship with others, and their academic engagement. The researcher-made questionnaire was utilized in gathering the data needed to complete the study. Qualitative data analysis was used to analyze the positive and/or negative influence that the students gained from their leadership experiences. Based on the results of the study, the students’ leadership role affects their personality and relationship with others, and their academic engagement positively, with a weighted mean of 3.57 (Very High Extent). The participants affirmed that they have developed themselves (e.g., heightened self-confidence and self-esteem); have honed their skills (e.g., decision making and communication); have improved their social skills and relationship with others (e.g., dealing with individual differences); have developed their attitude towards life and works (e.g., being optimistic); and became generous in helping and serving others.