Effect of Transformatinoal Leadership on Student Engagement, Reactions and Learning
124 participants were recruited from thirteen undergraduate psychology courses and responded to online surveys over the course of a semester, rating their instructors' behaviors, their own behaviors and experience with their course. Results supported the hypothesized main effect of transformational leadership on students' class-engagement and satisfaction with a course. Additionally, student engagement mediated the relationship between the leadership style and satisfaction. Results also indicated that transformational leadership has an indirect effect of on two measures of student performance (final course grades and students' expected course grades) through student engagement. In conclusion, the findings of this research indicate the transformational leadership has a significant and positive role in engagement, satisfaction and learning, further supporting the value of examining instructor behavior as leader behavior.