Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department



Lindsay J. Hastings

HannahM. Sunderman

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Hastings, L. J., & Sunderman, H. M. (2023). Assessing and measuring leadership identity. In J. E. Owen (Ed.), New Directions for Student Leadership: No. 178. Deepening leadership identity development (pp. 99– 106).


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This article explores numerous complexities involved in assessing and measuring leadership identity development. It also reviews leader and leadership identity as well as prior attempts to assess leader and leadership identity development. Recommendations for effective assessment andmeasurement practices when diagnosing development in leader and leadership identity are offered.