Psychometric properties of the Service Leadership Behavior Scale: Preliminary findings

Daniel TL SHEK, Ka Yin Lawrence MA, Li LIN, Hildie LEUNG

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Abstract

Using a sample of 231 students recruited from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), this paper reports the findings of a validation study for the 97-item long-form of the Service Leadership Behavior Scale (SLB-LF-97), which was specifically designed to measure the behavioral characteristics of a quality Service Leader. Results showed that the SLB-LF-97 had high internal consistency and convergent validity. Exploratory factor analysis revealed that 12 factors were extracted from the data, with 65 items retained to form the short-form of the inventory (SLB-SF65). Both the long-form (SLB-LF-97) and the shortform (SLB-SF-65) of the scale showed excellent internal consistency, with the latter demonstrating robust convergent validity as shown by its significant positive correlation with several theoretically linked constructs. Copyright © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-443
JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Shek, D. T. L., Ma, L. K., Lin, L., & Leung, H. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Service Leadership Behavior Scale: Preliminary findings. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 11(4), 427-443.

Keywords

  • Service Leadership Behavior Scale
  • Convergent validity
  • Factor analysis
  • Service leadership education
  • Scale validation

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