The study aimed to investigate students' perceptions of the role of universities in developing students' leadership qualities. For educational institutions to create welcoming environments and facilitate the holistic development of students, it is essential to understand the impact of student leadership. The study implemented a quantitative approach, using stratified sampling techniques combined with a survey based on a Likert scale to collect comprehensive information about students' perspectives. The research sample included 200 students. The questionnaire consisted of 45 items based on different factors. These were vision, decision-making, communication, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence. Descriptive statistics was used to determine the mean and standard deviation. In inferential statistics, an independent sample t-test was used to compare the differences in the participants' responses by using their demographic variables like gender, university type, and level of education. The results of this research are significant on different factors of leadership qualities in informing organizations about the areas they need to improve. Further, the practices these institutions can adopt to support students on their journey to become effective leaders for future achievements.
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