Searching for Factors Contributing to Students’ Intention to Become a Leader: Internal Factors vs. Influence from Others

  • Eka Gatari Universitas Indonesia
  • Nurul Arbiyah Universitas Indonesia

Abstract

Leadership development within universities in Indonesia is still lacking, even though it is important as a starting point to develop future leaders. This study is aimed at exploring factors which might affect a students’ intention to become a leader in a student organization, namely, attitude toward student leadership, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and leadership self-efficacy. Second- and third-year students (N = 286) from various faculties in a state university filled in a paper-based questionnaire containing newly constructed measurements, based on the theory of planned behavior by Ajzen and the theory of self-efficacy by Bandura. Data analysis using hierarchical multiple regression showed that only the subjective norms were related to the students’ intention to lead student organizations (β = .45, p < .01). This result implied that student organizations should also consider the potential leaders’ peers, families, and significant others to persuade them to become leaders. Other implications were discussed further.

Published
2018-01-25
How to Cite
GATARI, Eka; ARBIYAH, Nurul. Searching for Factors Contributing to Students’ Intention to Become a Leader: Internal Factors vs. Influence from Others. ANIMA Indonesian Psychological Journal, [S.l.], v. 33, n. 2, p. 88-99, jan. 2018. ISSN 2620-5963. Available at: <http://journal.ubaya.ac.id/index.php/jpa/article/view/1580>. Date accessed: 24 june 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.24123/aipj.v33i2.1580.