Reinforcing academic outcomes and satisfaction in Higher Education through the incorporation of Positive Leadership

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Agueda Benito
Veena Dutta
Alka Dwivedi
Khanka S
Vipul Sharma


The engagement of students and faculty in the teaching and learning process of Higher Education is key to ensure the career readiness of graduates, and their future ability to make a positive impact in their communities and the world. It is in this context that Positive Leadership has been piloted in a young, comprehensive Indian university, where the two professors that led this innovative approach were trained so that the delivery of their subjects enhanced the principles of positive meaning, positive climate, positive communication and positive relationships.

The research carried out during this pilot study incorporated a mixed-methods approach, which allowed to scientifically assess the very positive impact of the initiative. Both students and faculty appreciated a more human methodology and reported highly satisfactory results, including boosted engagement and improved grades.


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Benito, A., Veena Dutta, Alka Dwivedi, S, K., & Vipul Sharma. (2019). Reinforcing academic outcomes and satisfaction in Higher Education through the incorporation of Positive Leadership. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(3), 117-128.


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