The Alcoholic Family : Female Adult Children of Alcoholics and Their Leadership Styles
Lindbom, Judith M.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Fine Arts and Communication
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The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which family of origin influences impacted Female Adult Children of Alcoholics' leadership styles. Methods of data collection include: (1) The Children of Alcoholics Statistical Test (C.A.S.T) (Jones, 1981), (2) a Demographic Information Questionnaire, (3) The Task-Person Questionnaire (TP-Q) (Pfeiffer & Jones, 1974); (4) and a twenty-nine question personal interview. There was very little difference in leadership styles. The leadership styles reflected the positive attributes that each respondent had gained from being a female adult child of an alcoholic such as: control, empathy, understanding, conflict resolution, empowerment and the ability to generate excitement and charisma. Further research was recommended in this relatively new field linking leadership styles and female adult children of alcoholics characteristics (FACOAs ). This study also recommended looking at the differences between the self-reported leadership of FACOAs and their leadership styles, and the leadership styles of FACOAs as reported by their subordinates.