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Wellness in the Academy: A Virtual International Symposium: Lubbungu, Et al.

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Wellness and Leadership in Higher Education: Leadership Styles and Organizational Well-Being in Zambian Colleges of Education


This chapter examines some of the most widely accepted leadership styles deployed in Zambian colleges and their impact on employee well-being outcomes such as employee stress, well-being, productivity, turnover, and absenteeism. The leadership styles assessed include transactional, laissez-faire, autocratic, authoritarian, and transformational leadership. Qualitative comparative design is used to capture and understand the interplay between leadership styles and organisational well-being. The chapter will explain at length the advantages of more relational leadership styles (i.e., transformational leadership) in terms of reduced stress, turnover, and absenteeism in Zambian colleges of education.


Dr. Jive Lubbungu holds a  PhD in Literature, a Masters of Literature, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA Ed). He obtained degrees at Africa Research University and the University of Zambia; specialised in comparative literature. He is currently a Lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University. He is a member of the Senate of Africa Research University (ARU), Zambia Network for Environmental Educators and Practitioners (ZANEEP) Kabwe Chapter, the Zambia Textbook, Academic and Non-/fiction Authors Association (ZATANFAA), and the Authorship and Career Network (ACN).

Ireen Moonga is a Lecturer and Researcher at Mulungushi University, one of the six public universities in Zambia. Ireen also served as a secondary school teacher specializing in English language and Religious Education in the Ministry of General Education for about 17 years before joining Mulungushi University. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Literacy and Learning from the University of Zambia (UNZA) and is completing an additional masters degree in Linguistic Sciences. 

Audrey Muyuni is a Lecturer and Researcher at a public university in Zambia, Mulungushi University. Previously she worked for Eden University, Cavendish Zambia University, and Blessings University of Excellence as consultant and researcher in Religious Studies. Audrey also served as a teacher specialised in Religious Education in the ministry of General Education. Her research interest mainly lies in Current issues in Religion and Education implementation of moral values in social sciences. Other areas include the internationalisation of higher education and the value of doctoral education.

Daniel Katongo Chola is a Lecturer and Researcher at a public university at Zambia's Mulungushi University. Previously he worked as part-time lecturer at both the University of Zambia and Rockview University, as a school certificate examiner under Examination Council of Zambia, and as a team leader at the Examination Council of Zambia. He is specialized in Civic Education, History and Home Economics in the Ministry of Education. Currently, Chola is reading for a PhD in Political Science at University of Pretoria in South Africa. 

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