Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Kelly Brown

Project Type

EdD Colloquium - ONU

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The objective of this research was to determine to what extent parental leadership modeling and parental attachment relate to leader courage, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence? Participants (29 men and 21 women) were selected from varying backgrounds and experiences to measure the effects of parental modeling and attachment as a matter of a leader’s life-story. Survey instruments included the MLQ-5X, RAAS, PCMS-15, RSES, and WLEIS-16. Results were analyzed using multiple regression and descriptive statistics. The findings indicated that leadership modeling has a statistically significant relationship to self-esteem (p= .01), but not to courage (p= .58), or to emotional intelligence (p= .40). Additionally, the findings indicated that attachment has a statistically significant relationship to self-esteem (p= .03) and emotional intelligence (p= .003), but not to courage (p= .24). Age and gender were competing variables and needed to be controlled for during the analysis. The findings suggest that parental leadership modeling and parental attachment positively influences self-esteem. Findings further suggest that parental attachment influences self-esteem and emotional intelligence. The value of this research is that it adds an additional layer of insight around the origins of leadership and indicates that additional research is needed to explore the relationship between parental leadership modeling and parental attachment as influencing factors in leadership selection, formation, and development.

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Apr 6th, 9:40 AM Apr 6th, 10:00 AM

Raising Leaders: Parental Leadership Modeling and Parental Attachment

Wisner Auditorium

The objective of this research was to determine to what extent parental leadership modeling and parental attachment relate to leader courage, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence? Participants (29 men and 21 women) were selected from varying backgrounds and experiences to measure the effects of parental modeling and attachment as a matter of a leader’s life-story. Survey instruments included the MLQ-5X, RAAS, PCMS-15, RSES, and WLEIS-16. Results were analyzed using multiple regression and descriptive statistics. The findings indicated that leadership modeling has a statistically significant relationship to self-esteem (p= .01), but not to courage (p= .58), or to emotional intelligence (p= .40). Additionally, the findings indicated that attachment has a statistically significant relationship to self-esteem (p= .03) and emotional intelligence (p= .003), but not to courage (p= .24). Age and gender were competing variables and needed to be controlled for during the analysis. The findings suggest that parental leadership modeling and parental attachment positively influences self-esteem. Findings further suggest that parental attachment influences self-esteem and emotional intelligence. The value of this research is that it adds an additional layer of insight around the origins of leadership and indicates that additional research is needed to explore the relationship between parental leadership modeling and parental attachment as influencing factors in leadership selection, formation, and development.