Validation of the Service Leadership Knowledge Scale: Factorial and convergent validity

Daniel TL SHEK, Ka Yin Lawrence MA, Lu YU, Mee Kuen Loretta LEUNG

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Abstract

Building on the previous work regarding the assessment tools developed based on the Service Leadership Education model, this paper reports a large-scale validation study on the Service Leadership Knowledge Scale. A total of 4,486 Hong Kong undergraduates recruited from eight universities funded by the government were administered the Service Leadership Knowledge Scale (Short-Form) with 50 items (SLK-SF-50). After the initial internal consistency assessment, 40 items were retained to form the trimmed version (SLK-SF-40). Confirmatory factor analysis provided support for the hypothesized one-factor structure of the SLK-SF-40 and correlation analyses showed that the scale score was significantly related to different theoretically relevant constructs. The findings demonstrated that the trimmed Service Leadership Knowledge Scale (SLKSF-40) is an objective measure in gauging individuals' knowledge about Service Leadership. Copyright © 2018 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-466
JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Shek, D. T. L., Ma, L. K., Yu, L., & Leung, L. M. K. (2018). Validation of the Service Leadership Knowledge Scale: Factorial and convergent validity. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 11(4), 455-466.

Keywords

  • Service Leadership Knowledge Scale
  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Convergent validity
  • Service leadership education
  • Scale validation

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