This chapter brings the body of knowledge on the complexities of college students to the awareness of those engaging in leadership learning, development, and education. To achieve this goal, this chapter reviews research on (a) aspects of student development that relate to leadership development, (b) the importance and role of social identities in leadership practice and leadership education, and (c) life-span development of leadership. The chapter concludes with a call for future research and practice to acknowledge, embrace, and further expand existing notions of student leadership learner complexity.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Other access options

Redeem Token

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institutional Access

Personal login

Log in with your Elgar Online account

Login with you Elgar account
Editors: and
Monograph Book