The Dark Side of Teaching: Destructive Instructor-Leadership

Leadership theory can provide a route for investigating teaching via the concept of instructor leadership. Instructor leadership is defined as a process whereby instructors exert intentional influence over students to guide, structure and facilitate classroom activities and relationships in a class. Instructor leadership in higher education research has focused primarily on constructive leadership. However, the classroom context is also conducive to destructive leadership. The objectives of this study are to (a) conceptualize destructive instructor leadership and (b) investigate the association between destructive instructor leadership and student reactions. Click the following URL to view the publication: The Dark Side of Teaching (Preprint)

APA Reference:

Balwant, Paul T. (2017). The dark side of teaching: destructive instructor leadership and its association with students’ affect, behaviour, and cognition. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 20(5), 577–604.


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