Impact of Teachers’ Choice of Teaching Profession on Their Followership Styles


  • Shamas Suleman Arshad Higher Education Department Punjab, Pakistan,
  • Refah Aldawsari Ph.D., Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Hafr Al Batin, Saudi Arabia,
  • Sher Zaman Department of Education, University of Gujrat, Pakistan,


commitment, competence, courage, followership styles, self-management, teachers’ followership


The teaching profession seems like a fun if served with interest to interact with
learners and to inculcate morals and values in them. A motivated teacher has the
capacity to contribute massively towards the development of learners and
improved learning. However, many public school teachers in Pakistan want to
shift their profession indicating lack of exemplary followership that is a desired
quality particularly among the teachers. Therefore, causal comparative survey was
arranged using self-developed followership scale to evaluate the situation
critically. Conveniently accessible 346 school teachers have provided the data.
Findings revealed that 53% teachers joined teaching as first choice while 47% as
lateral choices. Moreover, the number of teachers having first choice of teaching
profession were increased with the betterment of followership style of the teachers.
Hence, preference should be given to candidates having high level of choice to
serve in teaching profession. Moreover, professional development programs may
be organized for existing teachers having poor followership.




How to Cite

Arshad , S. S., Aldawsari , R., & Zaman , S. (2024). Impact of Teachers’ Choice of Teaching Profession on Their Followership Styles. International Journal of Instruction, 17(2), 721–734. Retrieved from