|dc.description.abstract||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