Toxic leadership is a type of leadership that affects others for selfish goals and personal interests, and those results in negative consequences for followers and long-term organizations by disrupting organizational health through such behavior. In this study, the toxic leadership behaviors of Vocational School lecturers were tried to be determined based on student perceptions. The research was designed in the type of survey. The study group of the study consisted of a total of 239 students in Vocational School of a university in Central Anatolia, 68 of which were technical and 171 were in social programs. The data were collected with the help of the Toxic Leadership Scale developed. In the analysis of the data, arithmetic mean, binary comparison techniques and correlation analysis technique were used. Findings showed that the perception level is generally 2.38 in terms of toxic leadership. The toxic leadership perception in the students was found to be lowest level with 2,23 means at the dimension of ignorance and to be highest level with 2,55 means at the dimension of negative mood. There is no significant difference between these views of students regarding the social and technical program factors of gender and education. Positive correlations between the subscales of the toxic leadership scale ranged from .63 to .73. The results of the research are discussed on the basis of the related literature and some suggestions based on the findings are presented.

Toxic leadership, vocational school, students.