Transformational instructor-leadership and student engagement and performance
What is it about?
Transformational leadership theory has been used as a framework for higher education teaching. Studies using this framework have generally focused on a direct association between transformational instructor-leadership and students' outcomes. However, we have shown that transformational instructor-leadership is related to students' academic performance via the mechanism of student engagement. We have used a sample of 183 students across the UK to confirm the proposed mediation effect.
Why is it important?
Our findings show that student engagement is a key mechanism in the relationship between transformational instructor-leadership and students' academic performance. Furthermore, we empirically examine the full concept of student engagement, rather than one or two dimensions as in previous studies.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Paul T. Balwant and Professor Ute Stephan