|Published online: May 9, 2014||$US5.00|
The present study explored the incremental validity of distributed leadership. We measured a goodness-of-fit model for distributed leadership; analyzed the discriminant and concurrent validities for distributed leadership, participative leadership, and collective leadership; and examined four proposed hypotheses. The study sample consisted of 557 vocational high school faculty members from Taiwan. Five different scales for each leadership type, overall job satisfaction, and affective commitment were used. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), χ2, and hierarchical regression were used to analyze the data. There were four major findings. The distributed leadership scale demonstrated excellent goodness of fit for the model. All leadership types had discriminant validity. All aspects of each type of leadership were significantly correlated with outstanding concurrent validity. Finally, empirical support was found for all four proposed hypotheses.
|Keywords:||Distributed Leadership, Scale Development, Incremental Validity|
The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2014, pp.13-27. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 9, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 524.821KB)).
Professor, Center for Teacher Education, Cheng Shiu University, Niaosong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Doctorial Student, Institute of Human Resource Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Gushan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Doctorial Student, Secondary Education Department, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Second year of PhD, Educational Measurement and Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA