Assessing Future Potential Leaders: A Pilot Study among Indonesian Muslim Youth

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Dian Sari Utami, Gustrieni Putri


Muslim society was changing rapidly due to the industrial revolution 4.0 and globalization effect. The Muslim youth are facing the uncertainty and challenges from internal and external factors. On the other side, youth Muslims are the future generation that expected to be prospective leaders as well. Capabilities and individual potentials are essential to prepare and pursue future leaders. Hence, this study aims to assess the leadership potentials among Indonesian youth Muslims and determinant factors to support the outcome as prospective leaders. A qualitative method was used through focus group discussion with 19 Muslim youth participants aged 13 to 24 years in Yogyakarta region, Indonesia. All participants were involved voluntary and recruited through an online publication through social media. Results showed some themes related to leadership potentials: self-control, technology literacy, taking chance, and motivation. There are also three determinant factors related to risk factors, strengthening factors, and prospective factors. Limitations and implications of the study will be discussed further in the article.

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