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- Item'n Ondersoek na die persoonlikheidstipes van 'n groep jeugleiers(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12) Mare, Carina; Van Heerden, A. E.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Education. Dept. of Educational Psychology.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In South Africa effective leadership is an important priority in all walks of life. With the implementation of Curriculum 2005, greater emphasis is placed on the development of leadership skills to prepare learners for leadership demands in adult life. In order to do this one must firstly create leadership opportunities. Secondly it is important to convey the knowledge and skills necessary for the optimum fulfillment of their roles as leaders. Personality types and preferences as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the leader and other group members can be utilized to enhance teamwork and improve leadership. The empirical investigation comprised the determination of the personality types of the research group as well as leadership positions held by them during their school careers, and the leadership skills perceived as important by them. Fifty youth leaders, representative of head boys and head girls in former model C schools, who attended the conference for youth leaders annually hosted by Die Burger, were used as the investigation group. For the purpose of this research the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), Form G, was used. The MBTI® is based on Carl Jung's theory of personality types. The most important findings of the study are that trends exist in the personality types that were reported by the youth leaders. The dominant personality type preference of the youth leaders was ESTJ. This shows a preference for extroversion (E), sensing (S), thinking (T) and judging (J). Good interpersonal relationships, listening skills and high moral values were identified as the most important characteristics for effective leadership. The implications for leadership development, emanating from the knowledge of the personality types and preferences of the youth leaders, are discussed.