First-year college students' strengths awareness and perceived leadership development

Krista M. Soria, Julia E. Roberts, Alex P. Reinhard

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether first-year college students' strengths awareness is associated with their perceived leadership development. The institution in this study offered all first-year students the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and strengths-related programming. The results of hierarchical regression analysis of two concurrent surveys (n = 779) suggested strengths awareness explained a significant amount of variance in students' perceived leadership development above and beyond the variance explained by other variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-103
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015


  • COLLEGE students -- Research
  • COLLEGE students -- Training of
  • LEARNING ability
  • SELF-consciousness (Awareness)
  • STUDENT leadership -- Research


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