International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Assessing Leadership Skill Development: Implementing vLeader © Simulation Software to Capture Advances in Leadership Skills among Undergraduate Students
Angela M. Young

Student learning of leadership skills among undergraduate business students was assessed using a computer software leadership simulation with two groups of students, one group with prior leadership and management instruction and the second group with no prior instruction. Findings indicate that the first attempt using the software results in approximately similar scores but improvement of scores with repeated play was generally higher for students with prior instruction on leadership concepts. Identification of skill development was evident using the leadership simulation software. Discussion of findings and the benefits of computer simulations for learning and assessment of leadership skills are presented.

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