Education in the largest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind,
character or physical ability of an individual. Preparing today’s youth for their roles as
tomorrow’s leaders is a challenge we all face. If we wish that gifted student should take
leadership opportunities, we must have to understand general intelligence, types of intelligence
and their features. Considering the characteristics of secondary school students, adolescence
age, leadership, giftedness, it is the best period for a study and understanding relationship
between intelligence and leadership qualities of secondary school students.
The statement of the problem was to study the relationship between intelligence and leadership
of secondary school students. The objectives of the study were to find the relationship between
intelligence and leadership of secondary school students and to assess the relationship between
intelligence and leadership of boys, girls, gifted and general students.
The co-relational research method was used. Population includes the secondary school students
from Pune city. Purposive sampling method was used for selection of schools and students. The
sample includes 115 students. The data was collected by using standardised Cultural Fair
Intelligence Test (CFIT) and researcher developed Leadership Inventory (LI). Person's
Correlation Coefficient Method was used as techniques for data analysis.
The conclusions of this research study are the correlation between intelligence and leadership
among the students of secondary school is Positive. This correlation between Intelligence and
Leadership is at low level in all students, moderate level in boys and general students, but very
low level in girls and gifted students
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