Convergent and factorial validation of the Service Leadership Behavior Scale

Daniel TL Shek*, Lawrence K Ma, Cecilia MS Ma, A Reza Hoshmand

*Corresponding author for this work

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)479-492
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Service Leadership Behavior Scale
    • exploratory factor analysis
    • convergent validity
    • Service Leadership education
    • scale validation


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