Servant Leadership in Academic Advising
Bahar Taner, Ceren Özkan

In our time, the leadership approaches have changed with the rapid changes taking place in the world. Nowadays, it is generally accepted that serving others is a leader’s priority. Academic advisors, who can be classified as leaders in the advisor-advisee relationship, are also expected that they should exhibit a developmental academic advisor behavior towards their students. Especially, at the doctoral level, the servant leadership behavior of the advisor has the effect of a role model behavior on the advisee and in the end it is predicted that this would make a valuable contribution to society. The purpose of the study is to investigate academic advising relationship at the graduate level in higher education. A model is proposed that involves the servant leadership behavior of the academic advisors and its effects on the advisees which in turn contributes to the objectives of the graduate level study and welfare of the society.

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