Mentors that Matter: International Student Leadership Development and Mentor Roles

  • Tricia R Shalka University of Rochester
  • Chloe S Corcoran University of Rochester
  • Brian T Magee University of Rochester
Keywords: college students, international students, leadership development, mentorship

Abstract

Leadership development has been identified as an important outcome of higher education in the United States.  However, relatively few scholars have investigated leadership development outcomes of international students studying in U.S. postsecondary contexts.  Using data from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, the purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the role of mentors in fostering leadership development outcomes for international students.  Results suggest that international students whose primary college mentor is a faculty member or a student affairs professional demonstrate higher levels of both socially responsible leadership capacity and leadership self-efficacy than those international students who identify their most significant mentor as another student.  

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Author Biographies

Tricia R Shalka, University of Rochester

TRICIA R. SHALKA, PhD, is an assistant professor in the higher education program at the Warner School of Education & Human Development at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include the impacts of trauma on college students, leadership development, and international students

Chloe S Corcoran, University of Rochester

CHLOE S. CORCORAN, MEd, is a PhD student in the higher education program at the Warner School of Education & Human Development at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion, international education, and the concepts of space and place in higher education.

Brian T Magee, University of Rochester

BRIAN T. MAGEE, EdM, is an associate director of Wilson Commons Student Activities and a doctoral student at the Warner School of Education & Human Development, both at the University of Rochester. His research interests focus on college student leadership development through programming, mentorship, and intentional experiential learning experiences.

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Published
2019-01-11
How to Cite
Shalka, T. R., Corcoran, C. S., & Magee, B. T. (2019). Mentors that Matter: International Student Leadership Development and Mentor Roles. Journal of International Students, 9(1), 97-110. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v9i1.261
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Research Articles