Measuring destructive leadership in higher education teaching
What is it about?
Destructive leadership has been investigated primarily in a corporate context, but such behaviors may also exist in instructor–student relationships, i.e. destructive instructor-leadership. In the present paper, we investigate the dimensionality of destructive instructor-leadership and how the potentially multidimensional concept can be measured.
Why is it important?
While our study shows that destructive instructor-leadership may be rare, it still exists. Unfortunately, destructive instructor-leader behaviors can go unnoticed by instructors themselves and are hardly mentioned in higher education. Our 13-item measure can be used to (1) identify destructive instructor-leadership behaviors and (2) develop training methods.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Paul T. Balwant and Professor Ute Stephan