Developing leaders of character at the United States Military Academy: A relational developmental systems analysis

Kristina Schmid Callina, Diane Ryan, Elise D. Murray, Anne Colby, William Damon, Michael Matthews & Richard M. Lerner
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Journal of College and Character 18(1), 9-27. DOI:

A paucity of literature exists on the processes of character development within diverse contexts. In this article, the authors use the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) as a sample case for understanding character development processes within an institution of higher education. The authors present a discussion of relational