Online Instructor Transformational Leadership and Student Engagement in Higher Education: A Literature Review

Jiabing YIN

Abstract


Transformational leadership offers a new theoretical framework to examine the correlation between online instructors and student engagement, a crucial indicator of students’ academic performance. This literature review sought to provide an updated picture of instructor transformational leadership and its impact upon student engagement in the context of higher education online courses in order that its readers can be informed of the relevant prior studies so far, which hopefully can inspire future research efforts regarding the topic in question. This review also justifies further investigation into the correlation between online instructor transformational leadership and student engagement.


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Instructor transformational leadership; Student engagement; Higher education; Online courses

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