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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University
Department ofManagement & Entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

The Effectiveness of a Student Leadership Program in Turkey

Barry Z. Posner, Chair, Accolti Professor of Leadership

Journal of Leadership Education (2021)

Konuk, S., & Posner, B. Z. (2021). The Effectiveness of a Student Leadership Program in Turkey. Journal of Leadership Education, 20(1), 79–101.

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This study investigated the effectiveness of a student leadership program at Yildiz Technical University (Turkey) based on the Kouzes and Posner (2018) leadership model. A quantitative quasi-experimental design with a pre-test and post-test control group demonstrated the effectiveness of the program. The analysis indicated a positive change for all five leadership practices, with three reaching statistical significance levels. Semistructured interviews with students explored the two non-significant findings. The qualitative results suggested that leadership development programs need learning activities that apply to real-life situations and focusing on enhancing students' self-confidence as leaders.

LSB Research, MGMT, 2021, Barry Posner