Validation of the service leadership attitude scale in Hong Kong

Daniel TL SHEK, Alex YF ZHU, Ka Yin Lawrence MA, Li LIN

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To cultivate leadership of university students under the service economy, there is a need to help them develop positive attitude towards service leadership. Unfortunately, validated service leadership attitude measures do not exist. In this study, validation of the Service Leadership Attitude Scale was reported. Based on the responses of 4,486 students, internal consistency, convergent validity and construct validity of the 73-item Service Leadership Attitude Scale (SLA-SF-73) were examined. Exploratory factor analyses further showed that seven stable factors (Vision and Competence, Social Competence, Caring Disposition, People Orientation, Self-Reflection and SelfUnderstanding, Positive Views about Human Beings, and Ethical Role Models) were abstracted from the final 46-item scale (SLA-SF-46E), providing support for the factorial validity of the scale. Copyright © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-477
JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018


Shek, D. T. L., Zhu, A. Y. F., Ma, L. K., & Lin, L. (2018). Validation of the service leadership attitude scale in Hong Kong. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 11(4), 467-477.


  • College students
  • Service leadership attitude
  • Scale validation
  • Service leadership theory


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