THE LEADERSHIP PRACTICES EMPLOYED AMONG STUDENT LEADERS OF IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY POTIA CAMPUS
Keywords:leadership, practices, student leaders, predominant, organizations
This study aimed to find out the leadership practices employed among the student organization officers of IFSU-Potia. This study identified the profiles of respondents; predominant leadership practices; leading leadership styles; perceived leadership practices of the student leaders and program to propose to enhance the leadership practices of the student leaders. The descriptive-survey research design was used to gather information with regard to the leadership styles, leading leadership practices and prevalent management styles adopted by the IFSU Potia Campus officers from the different organizations. One-hundred twelve (112) officers were respondents using total enumeration. The researchers adopted the questionnaire but some modifications were made to fit the study. Result showed that encourage the efforts of the members in working together toward improving the organization and students need to be involved in execution of the organizations’ purpose prevailed as the predominant leadership styles of the officers while letting the members and other officers feel responsible for the product themselves and initiating organization leader to identify their own problem and have them find solutions to their own problem obtained the highest mean in terms of the leading leadership styles among the officers. Result indicated that almost all management styles are next most favored except totalitarian and tyrannical style by respondents. Therefore, the student leaders are transformational and transactional based on the findings of the study. It is notable that, the administrators should initiate relevant activities in terms of leadership and management among the student leaders in order to cope with the trends of leadership.