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Author Chad Thompson
Title Self-Monitoring in Leadership Emergence Among Student-Athletes and Greek Members
Department Psychology
Advisors Cliff Brown, Jeff Brookings, and Steve Dawson
Year 2004
Honors University Honors
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Abstract The study examined links between self-monitoring behavior and leadership in two main settings: Greek organizations and athletic teams. In the study, 141 undergraduate examinees were given Snyder's 25-Item Self-Monitoring Scale and a questionnaire regarding their leadership experiences in either the Greek organization or athletic team. Independent sample t-tests showed no significant differences. However, leaders in Greek organizations tended to have higher self-monitoring scores than did non-leaders in the same organizations. Athletic leaders tended to have lower scores than did non-leaders on their teams. Also, a gender difference, with males exhibiting higher levels of self-monitoring than females, approached significance.

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