Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

English

Department

English

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Project Advisor

Cameron Beatty

Project Advisor's Department

Psychology

Description

This leadership guide explores the Thriving Model of positive psychology and addresses how elements of the Thriving Model can positively influence student leadership abilities at the collegiate level to benefit the organization(s) they are leading. This guide was created as a resource for post-secondary education students who are or intend to become student leaders on a college campus. In this guide, I compiled information about positive psychology and the Thriving Model. I gathered information about the development of both and collected knowledge about their current applications in the college environment. This guide provides an overview of positive psychology and the Thriving Model, as a subset of positive psychology. In addition, I gathered research on common issues student leaders face on college campuses and identified ten issues to address. This guide describes each issue individually and provides one aspect of the Thriving Model that could assist student leaders in overcoming each identified issue. In addition, I have included an activity for each issue-solution pair, to provide a hypothetical example for students to reference as they use the guide and learn how to apply the Thriving Model to benefit their leadership abilities and the student organization they interact with or lead.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Thriving in Student Leadership: How the Thriving Model Can Positively Influence Student Leadership Abilities at the College Level

This leadership guide explores the Thriving Model of positive psychology and addresses how elements of the Thriving Model can positively influence student leadership abilities at the collegiate level to benefit the organization(s) they are leading. This guide was created as a resource for post-secondary education students who are or intend to become student leaders on a college campus. In this guide, I compiled information about positive psychology and the Thriving Model. I gathered information about the development of both and collected knowledge about their current applications in the college environment. This guide provides an overview of positive psychology and the Thriving Model, as a subset of positive psychology. In addition, I gathered research on common issues student leaders face on college campuses and identified ten issues to address. This guide describes each issue individually and provides one aspect of the Thriving Model that could assist student leaders in overcoming each identified issue. In addition, I have included an activity for each issue-solution pair, to provide a hypothetical example for students to reference as they use the guide and learn how to apply the Thriving Model to benefit their leadership abilities and the student organization they interact with or lead.