Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorStrong, Jennifer
dc.creatorEddowes, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-16T20:13:58Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-03-12
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/184982
dc.description.abstractHow does media shape our leadership identities? How are leaders portrayed in television and film, and how does this influence our self-development? There is research on media effects and how we are shaped by the media we consume, but there is a gap pertaining to how our leadership identity is shaped by the media we consume. The purpose of this research was to explore the gap in both leadership literature and media effects literature in regards to how entertainment media shapes leadership identity development. This study answered the following research questions: What is the impact of entertainment media and fictional characters on the Developing Self factor of the Leadership Identity Development Model? What is the impact of entertainment media and fictional characters on the Developmental Influences factor of the Leadership Identity Development Model? Fourteen students, seven freshmen and seven seniors, pursuing an undergraduate leadership degree at Texas A&M University were recruited and interviewed for the study. A qualitative study using a constructivist approach and semi-structured interviews were used. Open coding using a deductive lens and constant comparative method was used for data analysis. Themes were categorized as they fit under the Developing Self and Developmental Influence factors of the Leadership Identity Development Model. Participants discussed the various ways entertainment media influenced their behavior and leadership development. The participants in this study showed how entertainment media and fictional characters could impact the leadership identity development process. Participants shared how they grew in self awareness, were motivated into leadership, and developed interpersonal skills from watching characters on the screen. Participants even shared how they modeled themselves and their leadership style after various fictional characters. The seniors in this study were able to identify and articulate different leadership concepts they had seen in the television they watched for entertainment, demonstrating critical media literacy, and shared how the use of public pedagogy aided them in the development of this skill. As a result of this study, critical leadership media literacy is being introduced as a new leadership skillset, defined as the ability to analyze and interpret leadership models, theories, and philosophies in entertainment media. This research provides suggestions for future researchers to explore and eventually measure entertainment media’s impact on leadership identity.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.subjectLeadership Identity Developmenten
dc.subjectLIDen
dc.subjectentertainment mediaen
dc.subjectmedia effectsen
dc.subjectcritical media literacyen
dc.subjectmedia literacyen
dc.subjectcritical leadership media literacyen
dc.subjectpublic pedagogyen
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectpublic andragogyen
dc.subjectqualitativeen
dc.subjectadult educationen
dc.subjectmoviesen
dc.subjecttelevisionen
dc.subjectleadership developmenten
dc.subjectleader developmenten
dc.subjectteaching methodsen
dc.subjectfictional charactersen
dc.subjectdeveloping selfen
dc.subjectdevelopmental influencesen
dc.subjectrole modelsen
dc.subjectfictional role modelsen
dc.subjectfictional role modelen
dc.subjectrole modelen
dc.subjectleaderen
dc.subjectleader developmenten
dc.subjectidentity developmenten
dc.subjectparasocial identificationen
dc.subjectparasocial relationshipen
dc.subjectidentificationen
dc.subjectwishful identificationen
dc.subjectreflectionen
dc.subjectreflection exerciseen
dc.subjectreflection exercisesen
dc.subjectconstraining beliefsen
dc.subjectSocial Learning Theoryen
dc.subjectSocial Cognitive Theoryen
dc.subjectinfluenceen
dc.subjecten
dc.titleEntertainment Media's Impact on Leadership Identity Development
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Leadership, Education, and Communicationsen
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Leadership, Education, and Communicationsen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDooley, Kim
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRamasubramanian, Srividya
dc.type.materialtexten
dc.date.updated2019-10-16T20:13:59Z
local.embargo.terms2021-05-01
local.embargo.lift2021-05-01
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0002-0722-3173


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record