New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Engineering Leadership Development Division
This study used the Leadership Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (LABS-III) to evaluate the effects of an engineering leadership course on students’ understanding of leadership. The LABS-III instrument measures leadership understanding on two dimensions: Hierarchical Thinking and Systemic Thinking. Participation in the course increased students’ tendency to think systemically. The degree of change in hierarchically-oriented beliefs depended on the section. Students in Instructor A’s section experienced no significant change, while those in Instructor B’s class expressed less agreement with Hierarchical Thinking after taking the course.
Wolfinbarger, K. G., & Pan, R. C. (2016, June), Leadership Attitudes and Beliefs of Students Enrolled in an Engineering Leadership Course Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25518
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