“Followership” - The Missing Puzzle in Educational Leadership Research

Lee, Jun Choi and Yeo, Siew Pey and Abdul Halim, Busari and Zaiton, Hassan (2021) “Followership” - The Missing Puzzle in Educational Leadership Research. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 904-923. ISSN 2222-6990

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Abstract

Over the past three decades, many scholars have begun to view followers as assets in understanding leadership. However, limited studies have explored the potential impact of followership on educational leadership, particularly in school settings. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to review the teachers’ followership styles in literature from 1997 to 2018 in school settings with reference to the Kelley Followership Model. The findings have shown that most of the teachers are categorised as exemplary followers. This group of teachers acquired high scores in independent critical thinking skills and are actively engaged in school activities. Exemplary teachers may equip schools to improve and sustain their performance. Good followership can be strengthened by dyadic relationships between leaders and followers. This relationship is imperative as it shapes the development of pragmatic strategies that help to promote leadership effectiveness. The results benefit both school leaders and teachers in recognizing the value to cultivate a dignified leader-follower relationship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Followership, Followership Styles, Educational Leadership, School, LeaderFollower Relationship.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Lee
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 01:16
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 01:16
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35070

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