Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Mary Endorf


Approximately 540 statements about youth leadership were collected through the use of focus group interviews. These statements were tape recorded and transcribed. From the transcriptions, 71 statements were selected on the basis of their relevance to the research questions. From these statements, 49 Leadership Expectations concerning service-oriented leadership were identified. These 49 Leadership Expectations were then categorized into 11 Role, 10 Responsibility, 15 Characteristic, and 13 Behavior Expectations. Then, each of the four sets of Leadership Expectations was condensed into central Leadership Themes, resulting in 5 Role Themes, 4 Responsibility Themes, 5 Characteristic Themes, and 3 Behavior Themes. A questionnaire was developed using the 49 Leadership Expectations as questionnaire items. Questionnaire responses can therefore be categorized first into one of the four leadership dimensions, and further into one of the Leadership Themes for each dimension. Administering this questionnaire to a representative sample of youth leadership group participants should reveal an orientation toward leadership that is unique to the organization.


SC 11.MAL.1995.McGill.D