Academic journal article Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management

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Academic journal article Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management

From the Editor

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JBAM strives to present interesting and rigorously researched topics impacting people and organizations, and to present readers with a variety of views on organizational life. This issue illustrates this commitment and presents research from intra-personal to industry-wide perspectives.

Beginning with a look inward, the first article entitled "Self-Awareness and the Evolution of Leaders: The Need for a Better Measure of Self-Awareness" by Ashley and Reiter-Palmon explores self-awareness but with a focus on leadership and leadership development. The outcome of this work is a self-awareness scale developed across a three-part study. The second article, "Good Times to Hard Times: An Examination of Adult Learners' Enrollment from 2004-2010" by Kimmel, Gaylor, Grubbs, and Hayes examines economic factors, motivational factors and barriers to learning in both face-to-face and online learning environments across two time periods. Several interesting findings emerged including a reported increase in adult students' desire to influence career opportunities through education over the two time periods.

The third article by Lawrence and Kacmar takes a unique view of leader-member exchange by focusing on potentially negative outcomes of high-quality leader-member relationships. …

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