Convergent and factorial validation of the Service Leadership Behavior Scale

Daniel TL SHEK, Ka Yin Lawrence MA, Cecilia MS MA, A Reza HOSHMAND

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Abstract

Utilizing a sample of 4,486 Hong Kong undergraduates recruited from eight government-funded universities, this paper reports the findings of a cross-institution validation study on the Service Leadership Behavior Scale (ShortForm) with 65 items (SLB-SF-65). Specifically, we examined the internal consistency, convergent validity, as well as the dimensionality of the SLB-SF-65. Results of the exploratory factor analysis indicated that six factors could be extracted with 48 items retained in the trimmed version of the scale (SLB-SF-48) with a stable factor structure. Besides, the overall scale showed excellent internal consistency and was positively correlated to a myriad of theoretically relevant constructs. In short, the present findings underscored the adequacy of the trimmed Service Leadership Behavior Scale (SLB-SF-48) as an objective assessment to gauge whether one possesses the behavioral qualities of a Service Leader. Copyright © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-492
JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Shek, D. T. L., Ma, L. K., Ma, C. M. S., & Hoshmand, A. R. (2018). Convergent and factorial validation of the Service Leadership Behavior Scale. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 11(4), 479-492.

Keywords

  • Service Leadership Behavior Scale
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • Convergent validity
  • Service Leadership education
  • Scale validation

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