ACADEMIC ADVISORS DISPLAYING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS PERCEIVED EFFECTS ON STUDENT MOTIVATION
Academic Advising is shown to have the ability to greatly impact student success, however, motivation in the academic advising context is largely ignored in research and modern advising philosophies. This study examined the relationship and impact of transformational leadership behaviors on student motivation in the academic advising setting. Results show a statistically significant positive correlation between transformational leadership components (e.g., idealized influence, inspirational motivation, individualized consideration, and intellectual stimulation) and motivation. Utilizing stepwise linear regression analysis, inspirational motivation was indicated as a significant predictor of student motivation.The findings of this study add to the literature suggesting the beneficial impact of transformational leadership. By applying transformational leadership behaviors, primarily idealized influence, in academic advising sessions, academic advisors can better assist student success. Limitations of the current study, and implications for future studies are discussed.